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We’re published!

May 27th, 2021

Introducing two brand new e-books from H.O.P.E. founder Kenita Smith…

For years, people have been asking me questions like “How can I start my nonprofit?” and “How can I get grants for my nonprofit?” — well, the wait is over and the answers are here! This past week I published TWO e-books on Amazon. Here’s a little bit more about these books, and how you can get a copy.

“How I Started My Nonprofit from the Ground Up”

Available for download from Amazon, for $9.99.

From Amazon:

“If you’ve been waiting for a sign to start your nonprofit organization; this is it!

Starting up your own 501(c)(3) might be a daunting task. If you’ve been wanting to set one up but aren’t sure where to start, then this book is a must-read. Stop putting off your dream and follow the advice of the author who built her nonprofit from nothing 12 years ago. Her success has led her to consult others trying to start up and now she’s offering her one-of-a-kind advice right here in this book.

She includes the keys that helped her overcome the early struggles as well as what worked for her to build her idea into a thriving 501(c)(3). Whatever issues you’re running into; she’s covered them.

Whether you’re not yet started or you’re struggling through some step of the process, this book will guide you. Discover the secrets to quick success with proven methods. Stop waiting, stop dreaming about your idea. It’s time to get started—buy this book and get going on your future right now!”

Get your copy now!

“Are You Grant Ready?”

Available for download from Amazon, for $9.99.

From Amazon:

Are you ready for grant advice from someone who truly knows what they’re doing?

Obtaining your 501(c)(3) status is just the beginning. Now you need to discover if you’re grant ready. There’s a myth that starting up a nonprofit means you’re ready to apply for grants. This is an incorrect assumption—there are things to do to get ready!

That’s where this guide comes in. Written by the founder and CEO of a nonprofit, this book culminates all the author’s knowledge into a one-stop spot for all your questions, concerns, and curiosity. Don’t waste thousands of dollars on a grant writer before it would pay off!

If you’re new to grants.
If you’re not sure you qualify.
If you aren’t sure what a grant is—

Are You Grant Ready is a must-read.

This easy-to-understand book breaks down all the important steps to funding the future of your nonprofit, prepares you for the process, and positions you for success! If you’re ready to find all the right knowledge in one place, then what are you waiting for? Grab a copy of this book and get started today!”

Get your copy now!

About HOPE

Here at HOPE, we’re a small team of only two full time employees, dedicated to helping single parents of Metro Atlanta through education. Our program plays a key role in social justice by ensuring that our participants, 95% of whom are African American, are able to obtain their college degrees and secure future wealth, opportunities, and privileges in our society.

H.O.P.E. Saves Lives

May 27th, 2021
“I was immediately accepted into H.O.P.E. and they assisted me with rent, childcare and most importantly— a therapist. The rent and childcare were great, but the therapy I received saved my life.”  – Class of 2021 H.O.P.E participant “A”

Earlier this month…

I shared with donors the details of a sobering email I received at H.O.P.E., Inc. that reinforced how vital our work is in the community, beyond just providing resources to obtain a college degree. It was from a current H.O.P.E. participant — a single mother and domestic-abuse survivor— who is positioned to graduate in June with a Bachelor’s degree. For privacy reasons, I’ll call her, “A”.

She writes:

“When I applied to the program, I had just given birth to my second child, I was experiencing postpartum depression, and had unexpectedly become a single mother. I searched everywhere for mental health counseling for my depression and the door was slammed in my face several times. Many therapists were booked for the remainder of the year while others would not accept Medicaid. I couldn’t afford to pay a therapist out of pocket but I desperately needed help. I knew I had to keep pressing forward for the sake of my children so I searched the internet endlessly for solutions to my mounting problems. While searching for childcare assistance options I found H.O.P.E., Inc. I was immediately accepted into the program and they assisted me with rent, childcare and most importantly, a therapist. I don’t know how I would’ve been able to pay my rent and childcare without H.O.P.E., Inc. The rent and childcare were great, but the therapy I received saved my life.”– Class of 2021 H.O.P.E participant “A”

Help us help them

I’ve always known the work we do at H.O.P.E. can make a lasting, positive impact on the lives we touch; it just hadn’t occurred to me until that moment that our support might literally save lives. 

“A” is alive and prospering because of people like you who have continued to make donations and support our commitment to helping others create the life they envision for themselves and their children. 

Since first sharing her story, I’velearned that two other participants who were once silently suffering with depression and thoughts of suicide, have also been on the road to recovery through the support they received within our program.  

Make a donation

As the Founder and CEO/President of H.O.P.E., Inc. I share “A’s” sentiments: The rent and childcare donors fund is great, but the resources provided to save a life is priceless.

If you or someone you know is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255

About HOPE

Here at HOPE, we’re dedicated to helping single parents of Metro Atlanta through education.

Our program plays a key role in social justice by ensuring that our participants, 95% of whom are African American, are able to obtain their college degrees and secure future wealth, opportunities, and privileges in our society.