Hope Partnership for Education

About Hope Partnership for Education

Hope is a collaborative effort of the Sisters of the Holy Child and the Sisters of Mercy. In 2002, Hope began as an afterschool program for third and fourth graders; and in 2004, Hope opened a middle school for boys and girls in grades five through eight. Hope offers support to its graduates and provides adult education.

Volunteers Needed

Hope Partnership for Education needs people to tutor math or language arts for seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Hope also needs people who can help troubleshoot computer problems and/or teach computer skills to students and staff members during the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Fridays. Help is also needed to prepare a large mailing during the week of February 9-13, 2009. Any amount of time you can offer is most appreciated!


Rose Martin, RSM
1701 N. 8th St. / Philadelphia, PA 19122
215.232.7821 /

Providence Center

About Providence Center

Providence Center opened in 1993 in a neighborhood where the Sisters of the Holy Child had served for more than 100 years. The Center offers English as a Second Language and sewing classes for adults, an after school and summer program for children, a teen mentoring program, a women's monthly prayer group, family retreats, and home visiting.

Volunteers Needed

Providence Center welcomes volunteers who could offer one hour (or longer) workshops for children in art, music, dance, or crafts from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. or who could help with the cleaning and painting of the Center in the afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Nancy Hagenbach, SHCJ
2635 N. 4th St., Philadelphia, PA 19133
215.739.7465 /

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