Voice of Hope Ministries

VOH provides quality Christian-based out-of-school programs and other services for the children and families of underserved communities, equipping them with the resources, life skills, and Christian values to overcome the cycle of poverty.

Founded in 1982, Voice of Hope has grown to serve over 300 children daily in our ASPIRE after-school program and Summer Day Camp. Following Mrs. Dudley's leadership, several others have taken the reins of Voice of Hope's presidency: Norman Henry, Daniel Prescott; and our current president since 2004, Edward Franklin. Voice of Hope has been recognized and received numerous awards over the years. In 1991, Voice of Hope was presented the "424th Point of Light" award by President George Bush for outstanding service to the West Dallas community. Voice of Hope is a two-time Crystal Charity Ball beneficiary--in both 1998 and 2004. We were also recognized as a Dallas Morning News Charity. In addition, Voice of Hope has received recognition from The Hillcrest Foundation, Meadows Foundation, etc. Voice of Hope has operated from the same facility on Gentry Drive, in Dallas, Texas, since 1982. Since then many children and teenagers have participated in our programs. Voice of Hope has a rich history in the West Dallas community. Many lives have been touched.

Mission: Voice of Hope Ministries, Inc., founded in 1982, is a Christian community center founded on principles of self-help, spiritual enrichment and urban renewal. Voice of Hope Ministries exists to provide children living in the neighborhoods of West Dallas with strong character models, education support, life skills, and family support services needed to become productive Christian citizens. Our Vision: Equip West Dallas children and families with the resources, life skills, and Christian values to overcome and break the cycle of poverty that has plagued West Dallas for generations.

IT'S BLACK HISTORY MONTH❗👍🏿

This week we are celebrating the life and the legacy of THE GREAT baseball player, Jackie Robinson. Our Uplift Heights 3rd grade scholars truly enjoyed learning of the impact Jackie made on the world. These little ones even created their own baseballs and baseball bats! ⚾️😁

"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." - Jackie Robinson

😁🤗 Avonie is all SMILES! Our ECEC scholars truly enjoyed creating their names out of play dough. 💕

Take a LOOK 👀😁 at our Uplift Heights kindergarten scholars engage in an entertaining ball activity that incorporates coordination and attention skills! We truly enjoy watching our little ones grow and learn socially and emotionally. ❤

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The Out-of-School Time Speaker Series

We hope to see you at our new speaker series!!! Sign up now!!!

eventbrite.com The Out-of School Time Speaker Series is a new annual event series presented by Voice of Hope Ministries. www.voiceofhope.org Beginning in February the series will introduce industry leaders from every sector to share their subject matter expertise, why they support out-of-school time programs and h...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thanks to out of this bubble club at Hphs for this great valentines sign for voh scholars
HAPPY VALENTINES!!!

I and 2 and 3 and ......

Our team getting or renewing their first aid and CPR certifications! Making sure we are prepared in case of an emergency!!
Together we are changing lives one child at a time!!!

Scholars at Grand learning about prayer hands, and the Loyalty of Ruth.

Scholar N. reading to her peers at Uplift Gradus!!!
Peer to peer support at its best!!

[02/11/20]   Want to be a game changer, a difference maker, a world changer? Changing lives one child at a time. That’s our mission. We work with kids in the West Dallas, DeSoto, and Grand Prairie communities. We are looking for energetic enthusiastic individuals to join us as Afterschool Program Workers.The Afterschool Program Worker works with individuals and small groups of Pre-K – 12th grade students under the supervision of the Program Manager. Program Associates provide supervision and instruction to students creating a positive and fun learning environment that encourages students’ personal, social, and academic development. Will also have the opportunity to conduct a Bible study with program participants. Looking for creative, enthusiastic team players with strong communication skills. The ideal candidate will have experience working with youth in a group setting, work or volunteer. Bilingual in Spanish a plus. Minimum requirement: High school diploma or GED AA degree preferred and/or two year’s work experience with children. We are a non-profit Christian ministry. Background check and reference checks required. ASPIRE After-school program hours approximately 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. In the summer, hours will vary. Follows Uplift Education school schedule. All shifts Monday through Friday.

[02/11/20]   This candidate is responsible for supporting the needs of the staff in every department. From the 'beautification' of our facilities to transporting children and serving meals, this associate is a team player that supports the day-to-day activities of the ministry. Conducts regularly scheduled maintenance and minor repairs on all mechanical systems and vehicles. Sets up and tears down for ministry activities and events. Maintains cleanliness of all facilities. Sets up food for programs, and serves food to students. Properly discards food following food service handling requirements. Performs heavy physical labor; lifts and carries moderately heavy loads. Maintains simple records. Understands and carries out oral and written directions. Commercial driver's license with Passenger Endorsement required. Bilingual highly desired. High school diploma or GED required.
Hours: ASPIRE After-School: Sept. - May ; Mon. - Fri.; 2:00-7:30pm (hourly position) Summer Camp Hours may vary.

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The Out-of-School Time Speaker Series

Check out our new speaker series!!!
We are so excited about this and hope you can join us!!!

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Our scholars enjoying a wonderful day in our ASPIRE Afterschool program!! @ Uplift Gradus Preparatory!
What instrument are they drawing and who’s is it? #Blackhistorymonth

We are proud to be one of the first sites selected to implement the Toyota/ National Center for Families Learning family service learning program. Learning from Dr. A with the NCFL so we can serve our families in the most excellent way!!!

Our scholars hard at work and play!!!
Together we are Changing lives..one child at a time!!! @ Voice of Hope Ministries

Uplift Heights Pre-K scholars in our ASPIRE BEFORE school program. We partner with Uplift Heights to insure our kids have access to full day pre-k care!!! Working on closing the academic achievement gap...one child at a time!!!!

Our little loves engaged with Istation, the online reading program we use to help our kids improve their reading skills. Reading is indeed fundamental!

The Voice of Hope team at our monthly all staff training held today at Dallas Afterschool. Training to better serve our kids in the most excellent way!

AT&T Performing Arts Center will host Free Family Dance Classes open to the community and students of all ages at Voice of Hope Ministries , 4120 Gentry Drive, Dallas, TX 75212.

About the instructor:
Salvador Ureña is the founder and owner of SalsaBySal, the #1 studio for dance lessons for Salsa, Bachata and Cumbia in Dallas and Arlington. With over 20 years of dance experience and 10 years of teaching experience, Sal has become one of the leading Latin dance instructors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Our kids engaged in fun, active learning during our ASPIRE Afterschool program at Uplift Grand Preparatory

Mr. Craig Panza, our Chief Financial and Development Officer, sharing with the Preston Center Rotary Club about West Dallas and the role we have played over the last 38 years in West Dallas serving children and families!

Future builders of America!
Experiential learning in action!

Look at these smiling faces ready to engage in active learning!!!!

Active learning happening in our before and after school early childhood program. Please keep these little ones in your prayers as we week to close the academic achievement gap!!!

WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!!!
Highland Park High School Girls track and field team hard at work organizing supplies and decorating our bulletin boards. THANKS SO MUCH as this really helps us ALOT!
Become a volunteer:
https://www.voiceofhope.org/volunteer.html

What a joy to see these smiling faces!!! These kids will change the world!!!
Quality faith-based out-of-school time programming makes a difference in the lives of children!!!!

We are at our first monthly leadership training for 2020!!! Having a great time learning more about each other and training on how to identify and mitigate bullying amongst the scholars we serve!!! Allease Lynch,Melanie Hast,Debbie Orozco Solis,Edward Franklin, Alex Hardesty, Brenda Shelton

Volunteers from Give A Pencil helped welcome scholars back to school! Scholars had fun with crafts and setting goals. Thanks to the volunteers from SMU, TWU - Texas Woman's University Denton Campus, and UT-Arlington for helping our scholars Dream Big!

[01/09/20]   Want to be a game changer, a difference maker, a world changer? Changing lives one child at a time. That’s our mission. We work with kids in the West Dallas, DeSoto, and Grand Prairie communities. We are looking for energetic enthusiastic individuals to join us as Afterschool Program Workers.The Afterschool Program Worker works with individuals and small groups of Pre-K – 12th grade students under the supervision of the Program Manager. Program Associates provide supervision and instruction to students creating a positive and fun learning environment that encourages students’ personal, social, and academic development. Will also have the opportunity to conduct a Bible study with program participants. Looking for creative, enthusiastic team players with strong communication skills. The ideal candidate will have experience working with youth in a group setting, work or volunteer. Bilingual in Spanish a plus. Minimum requirement: High school diploma or GED AA degree preferred and/or two year’s work experience with children. We are a non-profit Christian ministry. Background check and reference checks required. ASPIRE After-school program hours approximately 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. In the summer, hours will vary. Follows Uplift Education school schedule. All shifts Monday through Friday.

[01/09/20]   This candidate is responsible for supporting the needs of the staff in every department. From the 'beautification' of our facilities to transporting children and serving meals, this associate is a team player that supports the day-to-day activities of the ministry. Conducts regularly scheduled maintenance and minor repairs on all mechanical systems and vehicles. Sets up and tears down for ministry activities and events. Maintains cleanliness of all facilities. Sets up food for programs, and serves food to students. Properly discards food following food service handling requirements. Performs heavy physical labor; lifts and carries moderately heavy loads. Maintains simple records. Understands and carries out oral and written directions. Commercial driver's license with Passenger Endorsement required. Bilingual highly desired. High school diploma or GED required.
Hours: ASPIRE After-School: Sept. - May ; Mon. - Fri.; 2:00-7:30pm (hourly position) Summer Camp Hours may vary.

A few days until 2020! Make a goal to come and volunteer at Voice of Hope! Check out the below article from our partner to impact our families!

It’s time to think about that New Year’s resolution. People who write down or share their goals with someone are almost twice as likely to be successful as people who don’t. That’s one reason why we use goal-setting in our programming, and you should too. http://ow.ly/zVTD50xsLNn

National AfterSchool Association (NAA)

Seeing the below report from
the Wallace Foundation is confirmation of what we have known for sometime now. “Individually we do good work but together we can do great work”
- Edward Franklin, 2013

Check out the video we created in 2013 about collective impact for education! You may recognize someone!
https://youtu.be/jrXd05-7gK0

New report by Teachers College, Columbia University finds that Collective Impact efforts in education “show promise for creating a new kind of venue to bring local partners together who often have not cooperated in the past and have even been in conflict.”

No Heart is Too Small! - https://mailchi.mp/voiceofhope/no-heart-is-too-small

Merry Christmas from Voice of Hope!

Click here and help close the Academic Achievement Gap! - https://mailchi.mp/voiceofhope/close-the-academic-achievement-gap

Boxes of Blessings is a Christmas tradition and Voice of Hope is proud to be one of the largest distribution partners. Thanks to volunteers from the Boy Scouts, SMU, Hillcrest High School (Dallas) Baseball Team, and YMSL Park Cities Chapter we are able to deliver and distribute boxes throughout the West Dallas community. Special thanks to Debbie Orozco Solis who manages this event with military precision every year!!!

Merry Christmas indeed! Thanks to Deloitte for celebrating with Voice of Hope Scholars today! The pictures say it all. Yes they do Melanie Hast, Debbie Orozco Solis and Edward Franklin

SMU Voice of Hope Pen Pal Club

SMU hosted a Christmas party for the scholars who are in the pen pal club. They have been writing to each other this semester. Today they had fun playing fun winter games and making crafts.

SMU hosted a Christmas party for the scholars who are in the pen pal club. They have been writing to each other this semester. Today they had fun playing fun winter games and making crafts.

Voice of Hope scholars and Highland Park High School volunteers helped decorate the beautiful Christmas tree this afternoon. Thanks again to Park Cities Presbyterian Church for the tree. There are lots of ways you can help this Christmas: snacks for classes, crafts for Christmas activities, and goodies for classroom parties. Email [email protected] to find out how you can help.

What a busy and blessed Saturday. Boxes of Blessings with HPHS NHS and FCA volunteers this morning. A beautiful Christmas tree now adorns the front of Voice of Hope thanks to Park Cities Presbyterian Church.

In our monthly staff training so that we can care for the kids in the most excellent way!!!

Merry Christmas! Thanks to the NCL Highlander, Inc. chapter Voice of Hope scholars had a fun and festive Christmas this afternoon. There are lots of volunteer opportunities and ways to help www.voiceofhope.org/volunteer

[12/06/19]   This candidate is responsible for supporting the needs of the staff in every department. From the 'beautification' of our facilities to transporting children and serving meals, this associate is a team player that supports the day-to-day activities of the ministry. Conducts regularly scheduled maintenance and minor repairs on all mechanical systems and vehicles. Sets up and tears down for ministry activities and events. Maintains cleanliness of all facilities. Sets up food for programs, and serves food to students. Properly discards food following food service handling requirements. Performs heavy physical labor; lifts and carries moderately heavy loads. Maintains simple records. Understands and carries out oral and written directions. Commercial driver's license with Passenger Endorsement required. Bilingual highly desired. High school diploma or GED required.
Hours: ASPIRE After-School: Sept. - May ; Mon. - Fri.; 2:00-7:30pm (hourly position) Summer Camp Hours may vary.

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21: Understanding Urban Sociology with Edward Franklin — You Can Mentor.

Have you heard this podcast yet from our President, Edward Franklin

youcanmentor.com Are you mentoring someone from a different community, cultural background, or socio-economic status? How much homework have you done about their experience? Edward Franklin, the Executive Director of Voice of Hope Ministries, takes us to school on how our understanding of urban sociology affects the

[12/04/19]   Want to be a game changer, a difference maker, a world changer? Changing lives one child at a time. That’s our mission. We work with kids in the West Dallas, DeSoto, and Grand Prairie communities. We are looking for energetic enthusiastic individuals to join us as Afterschool Program Workers.The Afterschool Program Worker works with individuals and small groups of Pre-K – 12th grade students under the supervision of the Program Manager. Program Associates provide supervision and instruction to students creating a positive and fun learning environment that encourages students’ personal, social, and academic development. Will also have the opportunity to conduct a Bible study with program participants. Looking for creative, enthusiastic team players with strong communication skills. The ideal candidate will have experience working with youth in a group setting, work or volunteer. Bilingual in Spanish a plus. Minimum requirement: High school diploma or GED AA degree preferred and/or two year’s work experience with children. We are a non-profit Christian ministry. Background check and reference checks required. ASPIRE After-school program hours approximately 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. In the summer, hours will vary. Follows Uplift Education school schedule. All shifts Monday through Friday.

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We provide children with character models, educational support, and life skills.

Voice of Hope Ministries, Inc., founded in 1982, is a Christian community center founded on principles of self-help, spiritual enrichment and urban renewal. Voice of Hope Ministries exists to provide children living in the neighborhoods of West Dallas with strong character models, education support, life skills, and family support services needed to become productive Christian citizens.

“When the school bell rings, we have an opportunity to come alongside the school, the parent, and the community to reinforce what happens in the school day and prevent summer learning loss,” shares Voice of Hope President, Edward Franklin.

Our ASPIRE after-school curriculum is customized and contextual to resonate with our children. Within the public school space, Voice of Hope seeks to walk alongside the school as an extended learning partner. We also laud parents for their irreplaceable role in a child’s academic and spiritual development and are continually finding ways to support the family unit.

Voice of Hope also offers Summer Camp, Early Childhood Education & Care, and Family & Community Services. Our reach extends to West Dallas, Gradus, and Grand Prairie.

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