We are proud of the intergenerational HOPE program and how it fosters positive relationships among our residents and local students.
- The HOPE program began in 1992 for at-risk special education students from the Bronx.
- HOPE is an an acronym for Healthcare Offers Permanent Employment
- The concept is to give Special Education students exposure to the Health Care System by providing vocational training and job readiness
- It is conducted in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education and is the first of its kind in the United States
- HOPE students have one hour of academics each day, which could include:
- Money management
- Current events
- HOPE students learn business skills in Healthcare in eleven different areas of work, including:
- Material Management
- Data Processing
- Food Services
- Religious Services
- The HOPE program also extends to the Foster Grandparents program, an intergenerational initiative where students and Hebrew Home residents interact with one another to form long-term relationships with positive academic outcomes.
- Residents serve as mentors and provide additional socialization while improving reading levels and providing emotional support