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Pomona Hope

  • Pomona Hope
  • 401 N Gibbs St
  • Pomona , CA 91767
  • 909-921-3618
  • 2003

Program Description

We are a community-driven, faith-based non-profit whose local partnerships and holistic programs cultivate meaningful relationships and empower people of all backgrounds, particularly at-risk youth and their families, to work together toward personal and community transformation. The centerpiece of our organization is the after school program, where students get help with homework, a safe place to play, participate in the Arts and other enrichment workshops, and are exposed to the Christian faith.

Success Stories

Our first high school graduate started with us in 6th grade. She grew up in the neighborhood surrounding our program, an area plagued with gangs, homelessness, prostitution and human trafficking, and all the additional struggles that come with these issues. She was one of our trouble-makers when she started, but grew in character and resolve throughout her time here. She became one of our most responsible high school volunteers. All the younger students looked up to her. She also became Miss Pomona, representing our City and program at regional events throughout the year. She was even asked to speak at her graduation ceremony because of how far she had come. She went on to go to school at UC Berkeley, majored in Sociology, and returned to us for several summer, in which she worked as one of our Summer Interns, responsible for creating and implementing our Summer Enrichment Programs for our 1st-12th grade students. She is currently enjoying her work at a nonprofit law firm in the Bay Area.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Other
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 86%
  • Other: 12%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 20
  • Middle School: 15
  • Elementary School: 40
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (5)

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • California State Polytechnic University-Pomona (2)
  • University of California at Berkeley (1)
  • University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) (1)
  • University of California-Riverside (3)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 80%