July marks the end of the second HOPE Innovation Network (HIN) cohort. The HIN review committee selected the twelve participating organizations through a competitive application process last fall. The final group included direct service providers, K-12 schools, and community coalitions. Over the past 6 months, the organizations attended trainings and joined activities about how to make their intake processes HOPE-informed. Now, these organizations have implementation plans specifically designed for their unique organizations and communities.
The next cohort of HIN will be starting in January with a new focus on the HOPE certification process. During this process members of HIN will work closely with the HOPE National Resource on the certification process covering interactions with families, resources, organizational policies, staff training, and much more. We will post the latest request for applications (RFA) this fall.
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