ABOUT US

Where Teens Make a Positive Difference

Hearts to Nourish Hope is a community-driven nonprofit that provides high quality programs to identify and develop the internal resources of youth aged 16-24 in Clayton, Fayette and Gwinnett Counties. Like all grassroots non-profits, we grew from a very simple idea – if youth were provided constructive activities to do when they were suspended or expelled, they would be less likely to engage in dangerous, illegal and risky behavior. Bringing together the school system and the juvenile court, Deborah Anglin began a once-a-week Suspension Center where suspended and expelled youth could participate in art, music, theater, martial arts and tutoring. For most of these students, Hearts to Nourish Hope was their only positive outlet.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to positively impact lives by offering innovative programming, community collaboration and essential services. Hearts to Nourish Hope is a community based organization focused on building a better world for our youth. For more than 20 years, we have offered free, innovative programming designed to engage at-risk youth in positive...

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History

Since our founding in 1995, Hearts to Nourish Hope has grown into a 64,000 square foot facility that offers young adults educational support, career and job assistance in addition to cultural and physical outlets. These programs and services are designed to mitigate or eliminate multiple risk factors and are tailored to meet the youth’s needs on an...

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Impact

Five hundred youth received summer jobs with job certifications and some ongoing employment, 90% of youth enrolled in our Evening Reporting Center (ERC) graduated and did not re-offend while enrolled, 90% of students attending GED for 6 months or longer received their GED, 125 youth participated in the summer apprenticeships in Visual...

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Our Team

Our staff is dedicated to the cause of helping our youth succeed in life. Everyday we work hard, making sure that our youth and community thrive in education, home, and working environments. Starting from our food pantry staff all the way to our case worker and administrators, we carry ourselves with pride, yet humility...

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Program

Our programs are designed to empower participants to improve themselves, their families and communities where they live.

L.E.A.D.

L.E.A.D.

L.E.A.D. (Life Skills, Education And Development) This program, intended for youth 16-21 who are not enrolled in traditional school. This program offers GED preparation classes as well as safe dating, drug and alcohol abuse awareness, group counseling, career and drug awareness support. Students in L.E.A.D are expected to come t

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Career Pathways

Career Pathways

Career (Gwinnett and Clayton) Every week, Hearts to Nourish Hope offers drop-in  career development classes through our Career Pathways department that are available to all young adults. Youth can drop in to learn new skills, receive help with resumes, interviews or job searches and to get connected to local employers and busin

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The D.O.R.M.

The D.O.R.M.

The D.O.R.M. (Development of Responsible Men) The DORM opened in March 2011. This 9-bedroom facility provides transitional housing for young adult males aged 18-24. Our primary population for the DORM is males that have recently “aged out” of foster care, were released from detention centers or are in a crisis situation.  I

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Food Pantry

Food Pantry

Hearts Food Pantry The Food Pantry began as a community service project, envisioned by youth to address the need of families in our community. This service project continued and now has the capacity to serve over 1300 families per month, providing year-round food assistance. The food pantry gives our students a chance to put the

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Years of Community Service

Percentage of GED recipients who attend class for 6 months

Young men housed within our D.O.R.M. program

estimated pounds of food served annually

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Hearts to Nourish Hope- I Can Fly!

Hearts to Nourish Hope- I Can Fly!

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Hearts to Nourish Hope- I Can Fly! April, 2016
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Five charitable groups get $1,000 grants each

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Five charitable groups get $1,000 grants each January, 2015
‘Hearts’ raises funds with 1920s whodunit

‘Hearts’ raises funds with 1920s whodunit

Enter “The Juice Box,” a 1920s jazz bar filled with flappers and mobsters, where the music doesn’t stop and the juice keeps coming. It also

‘Hearts’ raises funds with 1920s whodunit January, 2015
Hearts To Nourish Hope opens the D.O.R.M.

Hearts To Nourish Hope opens the D.O.R.M.

The DORM opened in March 2011. This 9-bedroom facility provides transitional housing for young adult males aged 18-24. Our primary population for the DORM is

Hearts To Nourish Hope opens the D.O.R.M. January, 2015