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Our Purpose

Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

Hope Partnership for Education is a North Philadelphia independent middle school and education center that provides a high quality, values-based education that supports and challenges students from adolescence to adulthood.

Vision Statement

Hope Partnership for Education creates compassionate citizens and courageous leaders through a transformative, caring and joy-filled education.

Core Values

  • Respect: We give priority to the uniqueness and inherent worth of every individual.
  • Academic Excellence: We personalize the learning experience, honoring each person’s reality with the goal of developing responsible individuals who make positive contributions to their communities and the world.
  • Compassion: We promote an inclusive worldview where transformation and healing are integral to the life of our community.
  • Hospitality: We strive to create a welcoming environment as the hallmark of Hope Partnership for Education where people of all cultures and beliefs find a home.
  • Joy: We recognize the promise of each new day, share each other’s joy in learning, and celebrate each other’s growth spreading life’s goodness and beauty.
  • Hope: We model, aspire towards, and dream of a united community full of hope, believing that with persistence and resiliency things can be better for future generations and the world.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Hope Partnership for Education was founded in 2002 in partnership with community residents on the ideals that every Philadelphian should have access to a quality educational experience to combat the barriers of poverty. For two decades, the organization's intent has remained the same: provide the same degree of knowledge, opportunity, access, and choice to students living in poverty as those with inherent privilege. 
It is in this spirit of learning and inclusiveness that we are committed to the Core Values of Academic Excellence, Compassion, Hope, Hospitality, Joy, and Respect focused through a lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 
We believe our programming can support in alleviating multi-generational poverty for our beneficiaries. Hope Partnership for Education seeks to address access to quality educational and career attainment for students who would, otherwise, attend historically under-resourced public schools.
Our Education Center's primary goal is to ensure students, alumni, and community neighbors have access to quality of life improving resources that open pathways to economic opportunities. 

Make Hope a Habit!

I joined the student council in hopes that I can lead the Hope community in “Making Hope a Habit.”
 Ashley, Grade 6
Student Council Member