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A Guide to HOPE Resources, Part 2

In May, we wrote a blog post about HOPE resources which stated, “As HOPE grows, the collection of resources on our positiveexperience.org website grows as well.” Several months later, this statement holds true. In light of new resources, this is…

Keep Up-to-Date with the HOPE Newsletter

As HOPE grows, each month brings a bevy of new workshops, blog posts, materials, and updates. If you are interested in staying up to date with the latest HOPE happenings, click here to sign up for our monthly newsletter, which…

Newly Launched Page: Stories of HOPE

As the pandemic stretches far into the foreseeable future, with jobs, schooling, housing, and almost every other aspect of life a swirl of uncertainty, it is easy to fixate on the negative. Here at HOPE, we do not deny the…

Engaging and Empowering Youth Through Theater

With public health measures surrounding Covid-19, many are feeling isolated from friends and family. The social isolation of the pandemic, as well as the recent resurgence in calls to dismantle all forms of racism, has emphasized the importance of civic…

Relationships are Key: Supporting Underserved Students

Today’s post is based on an interview with Brooke Adams, a first-generation college graduate with a master’s degree in social work and a passion for working with students from under-resourced communities. Please introduce yourself and your work for our blog…

A New, HOPEful Logo by Artists For Humanity

By Chloe Yang and Dr. Robert Sege This week, we are launching our new HOPE logo, designed by a team of Boston graphic artists—who happen to be high schools students—and their mentor.  Here is how our logo came to be:…

Building Relationships and a Better Foster Care System

Today’s post is based on an interview with Elliott Orrin Hinkle (they/them), an alumnus of the Wyoming Foster Care System. They are an advocate for child welfare, mental health, and the LGBTQ population. Nationally they work as a consultant to the…

The Importance of Relationships and Equity in Foster Care

Today’s post is based on an interview with Victor Sims, an active advocate for children in foster care. Victor works as a case manager supervisor at SailFuture, won a 2020 Casey Excellence for Children Award, and is an American Bar Association…

Spreading HOPE during Challenging Times

The pandemic and recent instances of police brutality have laid bare structural inequities in America. Multiple systems, from law to healthcare, are failing to keep us all safe and healthy. During this time of Covid-19, a recent development, and systemic…

Juneteenth: Reflection, Commitment, and Action

By Chloe Yang, Dr. Robert Sege, and Dr. Dina Burstein. The art above is "Fireworks At Oak Bluffs," scratchboard, by Sonia Lynn Sadler. Only 154 years ago today, the last enslaved people in the United States were told they were…

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