The Hope-Hill Elementary Foundation is a section 501(c)(3) organization exclusively supporting Hope-Hill Elementary School, the traditional public school serving the children of the Old Fourth Ward.
Hope-Hill educates over 430 students from pre-K through 5th grade. Over 90% of our students qualify for free or reduced school lunches.
The Hope-Hill family includes the children living in the Bedford Pines neighborhood, the largest concentration of poverty in the Southeastern U.S. The median annual income of Bedford Pines’ families is less than $3,000.
Of the 720 units, only 25 units (3.5%) have a male head-of-household.
As of November 2015, more than 10% of the children at Hope-Hill are homeless.
The foundation is directed by a team of volunteer community members to supply additional resources to the school to help provide these children with the education necessary to overcome these obstacles. The Foundation assists Hope-Hill by subsidizing after-school tutorials where students can get the extra academic assistance they need to prepare for middle school. Funds are used to pay teachers as well as to provide bus transportation home after normal school hours. We leverage our financial subsidy with volunteers who can assist the teachers at the tutorials and thereby help more students. Last year, thanks to the leadership of Principal Maureen Wheeler and her dedicated teachers and staff, Hope-Hill was the most improved school in the entire Atlanta Public Schools district.