HOPE CENTER FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY, INC.
SERVING LAWRENCE COUNTY, THE SHENANGO VALLEY, GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY, GROVE CITY, WARREN (OH) / SOUTHERN TRUMBULL COUNTY, AND NORTHERN TRUMBULL COUNTY
AMOUNT DONATED: $88,645.53
HopeCAT is an entrepreneurial social enterprise focused on mentorship, workforce development, and serving as a hub to better support the educational and economic needs of our region. We do this through a creative combination of youth arts programming, adult job training, and community collaborations like EMS training for EMTs & Paramedics. Future programs will also include fire and police training. HopeCAT's role is to respond to market demands, deepen our impact, and expand operations in a logical, sustainable way. The return on that investment can be felt in the lives and families impacted by our full assortment of programs offered.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $75,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
Adult Job Training - Currently offering no cost Medical Assistant & Phlebotomy diploma programs. Our completion and placement rates have been strong since inception and our employer partners are thrilled with the quality and caliber of our graduates. This is the perfect stackable credential for anyone looking to enter the medical field as either a career start or pivot.
EMS Training Collaboration - Partnering with McGonigle Ambulance Services and Penn State, we are on track to graduate 30 EMT's and Paramedics this year. We intend to grow this program to include AEMT and additional students to stem the loss of EMS professionals. We look to deepen this with other collaborations to include police and fire training.
Youth Arts Training - Our teaching artists use printmaking, ceramics, painting, and drawing, and digital art techniques to develop soft skills and confidence in teenagers, connecting them to college, trades, careers, and mentorship for life after high school. Students gain transferrable skills for life as well as critical confidence and socialization opportunities. Our free programs are offered to regional students from grades 7 - 12.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
Our blended funding model historically included both public and private dollars for operations and construction related expenses. This past year our state funding was reduced significantly due to circumstances beyond our control. We are very entrepreneurial by nature and are looking to build sustainable revenue streams outside of our historical grants (both public and private). We sincerely appreciate your support in our social enterprise as we reinvest your contributions and reduce the depenence on public aid for future generations.