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