Who We Are?

Founded in the 2010s and reestablished in 2020, The Hope Center Foundation of Chicago is a Roseland-based, not-for-profit organization, helping residents of the Urban Chicago community to successfully transition out of poverty to living wage and into generational wealth. The organization works to address the root causes contributing to poverty and violence in the community through imaginative, solution-focused programs that provide support in the areas of home ownership, financial literacy, workforce development, youth mentorship, and entrepreneurship.

The philanthropic arm of Salem Baptist Church of Chicago, the Hope Center Foundation serves Urban Chicago residents of all ages, specifically targeting the millennial population. HCFC’s goal is to mobilize residents and empower them to be the center of change in their community. Leveraging a strong resource network and community alliances, the Hope Center Foundation of Chicago aims to be leaders in creating economic mobility for a “reimagined” Urban Chicago.

Core Values


Faith is our foundation and the driving force behind all that we do.


We work to empower our community toward self- sufficiency to disrupt cycles of stagnation, dependency and poverty.

Generational Wealth

We view success as not just “making it” ourselves, but positioning the next generation for success and financial independence.

Career Pathways

We believe in exposing youth and young adults to career opportunities that will afford them the opportunity to thrive and not just survive.

Tangible Impact

Our programs are designed to create true transformation in the lives of those that we touch for the betterment of families and communities.

Our Partners

Prairie Farms
World Central Kitchen