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Happy #NationalVolunteerMonth!

"Hope Stroll" Planning Committee member, Alex Stanton (second from the right), and a group of volunteers working hard the day of the Stroll!

"Hope Stroll" Planning Committee member, Alex Stanton (second from the right), and a group of volunteers working hard the day of the Stroll!

Meet “Hope Stroll” Planning Committee ALLSTAR, Alex Stanton!

Alex found out about Generation Hope through her work on a grant review committee at the Community Foundation for the National Capitol Region. Generation Hope was one of the nonprofits that stuck out to her during this review, “The mission and rapid success inspired me, so I joined the planning committee for the annual “Hope Stroll” in order to do my part to empower the ambitious Scholars. I was excited to play a small role in building a community of support for people who need it most and often lack it.” Alex loves hearing the stories of the Generation Hope Scholars who didn’t listen to those telling them they couldn’t do something and instead believed in themselves and had enough confidence to find resources like Generation Hope to help them achieve their dreams. Alex sees Generation Hope as a “…source of light for people who feel like they have no options but want to improve their situation for themselves and their child(ren). The Scholars come from a variety of backgrounds, but everyone can use a network like Generation Hope for encouragement, support, and connections with others who are going through a similar experience. I think this empowers them to make it through whatever obstacles stand in their way.” 

Interested in helping to plan next year's "Hope Stroll"?! We'd love to have you! For more info: Development and Events Manager, Jesseca Myers, jesseca@supportgenerationhope.org.

Interested in volunteering with Generation Hope? We'd love to have you! For more info: Program Coordinator, Silvana Rueda, silvana@supportgenerationhope.org.