On Friday, March 5, 2021, we will hold our annual Heart 4 Hope: Kansas City Difference Makers benefit to showcase "Stories of Hope" with The Hope Center KC, a community and youth development organization investing in the flourishing of youth and families on the eastside for twenty-one years. This virtual event will offer a fundraising auction, entertainment, special guests, and an awards ceremony for the Mike Darby Servant Leadership Award.
Friday, March 5 | Virtual
Summer Family Fun Fest
Juneteenth, a blend of the words June and nineteenth, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865 enslaved black people in the state of Texas learned of their freedom - two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. Today, June 19th is recognized in 46 of 50 states as a state holiday or special day of observance.
The Juneteenth Summer Family Fun Fest provides an opportunity for the entire community to gather together in celebration of both historical and modern black culture. Families can enjoy a variety of entertainment, quality products from select local vendors, delightful bounce houses, delicious food, and an overall celebration of freedom. The Hope Center looks forward to this celebration every year. We hope to see you there!
One of Kansas City's favorite bike rides, Tour de Hope begins and ends at the World War I Memorial. It takes you past many favorite KC landmarks and includes access to our uniquely refreshing SAG stops. As always, the ride is followed by our popular post-ride party which includes great food, drinks and live entertainment.
Proceeds benefit The Hope Center.
The Hope Center Awards are our students’ time to shine! Dressed in their Sunday best and brimming with pride, each student is presented with an opportunity to showcase what they've learned throughout the year.
The smiles are always bright and the excitement palpable, as we honor our students for their faithful participation, teachability, stellar attitudes and growth. This event is always sure to bring joy to the entire family.
Fall Hope Fest
One of our most festive events, Fall Hope Fest consistently provides asset-based opportunities for sustainable growth and development where children, youth, and families can flourish.
During this delightful time of basking in the warm autumn sun, before the onset of the deep winter chill, youth and families on Kansas City‘s east side enjoy fun games, Trunk-or-Treat activities, friendly costumes, and free food!
The family participation and overall engagement during this event not only provide a safe space for carefree adventure, but also fosters healthy family communication and wholesome interaction with positive adult role models.
Each year, Fall Hope Fest has become an even larger community collaborative. We look forward to showing the same commitment to our families this year. Come join us!