Community Outreach Ministry
Homeless Outreach Ministry
This ministry is purposed to feed and meet the needs of our homeless brothers and sisters. Center of Hope has provided food, coats, blankets, water, and other personal care items to the homeless.
Summer Food Program
Center of Hope provides meals to all children free of charge. Meals will be served at Center of Hope in the rear fellowship hall. . Breakfast will be served from 8-10 AM and lunch will be served from 12-2PM. Any child under age 18 may come to eat. For more information, contact us at 770-807-HOPE (4673).
Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like Center of Hope to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/summer. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
Center of Hope Next Level Summer Camp
Center of Hope is partnering with Next Level Boys Academy to offer a specialized, single-gender instruction, Summer Camp for boys and girls! Boys and girls will have separate activities and specialized mentoring and instruction. Available slots won’t last long, so register your child today! Weekly tuition is $100 per week ($90 for additional child). The academic success of our program participants is more than a goal, it is an expectation. We spend time during the summer program focusing on math and reading readiness and creating successful study skills.
Through our mentoring program, we continue our daily rap sessions and schedule one-on-one mentoring sessions with each child. We have life skills sessions designed to provide our program participants with the tools necessary for the transitions from childhood to being a productive, respectable teen. Sports and exercise are also important parts of the summer camp. We also hold football, basketball and baseball clinics throughout the summer. Trips to the swimming pool and roller skating rink will also be offered.
No summer camp is complete without field trips! We average two field trips per week. Past field trips have included: tour of the Governor’s Mansion, Braves Game, Clayton County Beach and a tour of Morehouse College just to name a few.
Back to School Block Party
Center of Hope has an annual Back to School Community Block party each year to encourage and support a safe and productive academic year. This one-day event brings the City of Riverdale and surrounding community together for great music, food, fun, and fellowship. Any interested speakers, performers, or vendors can contact our office at (770) 807-4673. To sponsor this event or donate school supplies to be distributed to youth during this event, please contact us at (770) 807-4673.