Hope Partnership for Education is pleased to announce this year's "Greatest Joy" Honorees.
This year's event will recognize members of the Hope community that represent our Mission and Vision. They exemplify our 'greatest joy' for any individual or community partner that embodies the six Hope values while contributing to the success of Philadelphia.
Mrs. Diane Stevenson has been Hope's Kitchen Coordinator for the past 11 years. She is responsible for the meal preparation and service for all Hope Partnership School students and is a proud Adult Education program alumna. One of Diane's joys is noticing students smile and have fun with their friends. Her 'hope for the future' is that every staff member will grow and work together to make this academic year better than the prior year. Diane is from Kensington and has been married to Mr. Harold Tindale for 18 years. They are the proud parents of three children and four grandchildren.
Mr. Qaasim Major is currently a senior at Neumann Goretti High School participating in the Dual Enrollment Program with Neumann University. He is an alumnus of Hope Partnership School where he felt like the staff, his teachers and friends were like family. Qaasim leads the football team with peer seniors supporting younger teammates. He also works part-time at Rite Aid. His 'hope for the future' is to major in Business in college and is actively preparing for the college application process.
The Village of Arts and Humanities
The Village of Arts and Humanities is a 36-year-old arts and community development organization rooted in Philadelphia's deeply disinvested Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhood. Their mission is to support artists and Black community residents to imagine, design, and build a more just and equitable society.
Ultimately, the Village envisions a thriving Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhood where Black neighborhood residents are leaders, stewards, and ultimate beneficiaries of reinvestment, recovery, and revitalization. To achieve this vision, the Village engages more than 1,500 community members annually through programs and projects that blend art with social justice, youth leadership, and equitable revitalization.