2014 Culminating Ceremony

We invite friends of the Hope Fund, donors, family, and our extended community to join us Sunday August 10th to celebrate the accomplishments of our 5 amazing 2014 Summer Fellows. We hope to see you there.

2014 Rucola Invitation

Day at City Hall

Council Member Stephen Levin hosted our 2014 Summer Fellows for a day at City Hall.

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Photographed left to right: Christian Sanoguel, Daniel Aiken, Council Member Stephen Levin, Fatima Sacko, Sadasia McCutchen, and Janet Ceron.

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Photographed left to right: Janet Ceron, Christian Sanoguel, Daniel Aiken, Council Member Ritchie Torres, Fatima Sacko, Sadasia McCutchen, Council Member Carlos Menchaca, and Council Member Stephen Levin.

2014 Fellowship Orientation

We all gathered together in June to welcome the new group of Fellows into the Hope Fund Community. It was a learning experience for us all. Fellows met their Supervisors, and many of us met the Summer Fellows for the first time.


Christian Sanoguel, one of the five 2014 Summer Fellows, writes that “Knowledge is what matters” during one of our ice breaker exercises. Dena Adriance (Girl Be Heard) listens in.


2014 Summer Fellow Sadasia McCutchen writes, “Compassion is what matters.” Edgar Monasterio (Legal Aid Society), Benedict Joson (Summer 2012 Fellow), and Ellen Meyers (Hope Fund) listen in.


2014 Summer Fellows Fatima Sacko and Daniel Aiken (left to right).


2014 Summer Fellow Janet Ceron.


Ellen Meyers (Hope Fund) and Benedict Joson (Summer 2012 Fellow) helped us understand Civic Engagement and Social Justice on a deeper level.


Photographed left to right: Sadasia McCutchen, Christian Sanoguel, Daniel Aiken, Kristina Reintamm (Brooklyn Community Services), Fatima Sacko, Dena Adriance (Girl Be Heard), Janet Ceron, and Edgar Monasterio (Legal Aid Society)

DSC_0572And no Hope Fund gathering is complete without our mascot Wally.

Thanks for attending!

All of us at The Hope Fund would like to thank everyone that attended our events last week. And if you could not attend, your presence was felt.

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We invited our friends and family to gather at Hope’s tree to commemorate her three years later, and although the winter was hard on the baby tree, we were able to join together on a beautiful April afternoon.

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Our 5K Run/Walk was a great success, with over 130 participants in attendance.


Skyler Mosenthal

Mariela Quintana



Congratulations to our two winners: Skyler Mosenthal and Mariela Quintana!





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     We’ll see you at next year’s run!