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MCUW’s  H.O.P.E. (Hispanic Outreach Professional Enrichment) H.O.P.E. is a branch of MCUW’s Hispanic Outreach Program coordinated by Maria Jordan and MCUW VP Community Strategies, Phyllis Martin.

The goal of H.O.P.E. is to increase cultural awareness in Montgomery County and create a network of resource professionals working with the Hispanic community in Montgomery County.  It provides support and information to the resource providers in our community through bimonthly meetings and events.

H.O.P.E.  has hosted  special guest speakers addressing important topics including,  cultural competency, Hispanic history in the U.S., substance abuse, law,  Hispanic academic outreach, and community outreach approaches.  CISD Newcomer’s Center was the recipient of the first H.O.P.E. Hispanic Leadership Award for their ten years of work to support the Hispanic community in Montgomery County.

H.O.P.E.  formed three subcommittees to research the areas of Community Awareness, Community Research and Education, and Professional Support co-chaired by Mary Byrne of CISD, Diana Boulanger of Connecting Families, and Juanita Zavala of Family Time Crisis Counseling Center.

H.O.P.E.  represents over thirty organizations across the county and in the Houston area.

Professional Support Committee:
Juanita Zavala
- Co-Chair
Family Time Crisis Counseling Center

Lisa Schott

Hank Gruemmer
Palmer Drug Abuse

Margie Taylor
MC Youth Services

Diane Roberson
Splendora ISD

Tammy Smith
Mission NE

Claudia Porras
MC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce/Community Volunteer

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:36