Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for your interest in Generation Hope. We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you quickly access information. If you don't see your question below, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting a specific staff member.
Q. Do you have chapters in other states?
A. Right now, Generation Hope provides services only in the D.C. Metro area. We do not have chapters in other states. Our hope is to provide our services around the country, but we need to become fully funded and established here in the D.C. area first. In the meantime, there are still ways to become involved from afar.
Q. What year was Generation Hope founded?
A. Generation Hope was founded in March 2010. Check out our history for more information.
MAKING A DONATION
Q. What is your EIN or Tax ID?
A. Generation Hope's EIN is 27-3554088.
Q. Is Generation Hope a 501(c)3?
A. Yes, Generation Hope is a 501(c)3, and your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Q. I want to mail a check to you. Where should I mail it?
A. Donations can be mailed to: Generation Hope 415 Michigan Avenue, NE, Suite 430, Washington, D.C. 20017. Thank you!
Q. I read/heard about a specific Scholar, and I want to direct my donation to that individual. Is that possible?
A. So many people have been touched by the story of one of our Scholars, and we greatly appreciate that. We ask that people make donations to the program in general to benefit all Scholars -- each of whom have amazing stories. This will allow us to use the funding to help all Scholars and their children.
Q. Who do I make my check payable to?
A. Checks can be made payable to "Generation Hope." Thank you!
BECOMING A SCHOLAR
Q. WHAT IS THE AGE REQUIREMENT FOR YOUR PROGRAM?
A. Applicants must be 25 or younger at the time that they submit their application.
Q. HOW DO YOU DEFINE "TEEN PARENT"?
A. We define "teen parent" as an individual who has a child before the age of 19.
Q. CAN TEEN FATHERS APPLY TO YOUR PROGRAM?
A. Yes, our program is open to teen fathers, and we encourage teen fathers to apply!
Q. CAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS APPLY?
A. Teen parents can apply to the Scholar Program during their senior year of high school or as a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college.
Q. CAN I APPLY IF I ATTEND A TWO-YEAR COLLEGE?
A. Yes, our program is open to two or four-year college students.
Q. I AM ATTENDING A TECHNICAL SCHOOL. DO I QUALIFY FOR YOUR PROGRAM?
A. Unfortunately, only students who are pursuing an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree qualify for our program.
Q. I DON'T LIVE IN THE D.C. AREA, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR YOUR PROGRAM. IS THAT POSSIBLE?
A. Only students who are attending college in the D.C. Metro area may apply for our program.
Q. What are the criteria for Scholars?
A. Please click here to view GH Scholar criteria.
BECOMING A SPONSOR
Q. WHAT IS A 'SPONSOR' EXACTLY? IS IT THE SAME AS A MENTOR?
A. Our Sponsors financially and emotionally support our Scholars. They provide either $1,200/year for a community college student or $2,400/year for a four-year student, which goes directly to tuition costs. They are also mentoring that student, which includes at least one hour of one-on-one time per month. Get more information on becoming a Sponsor here.
Q. HOW DO YOU MATCH SPONSORS WITH SCHOLARS? IS IT ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS?
A. Generation Hope does not match Sponsors and Scholars on a first-come, first-served basis. Instead, pairs are made based on preferences, similar backgrounds, and common interests. Research shows that matches based on this system are more successful.
Q. Do I make my sponsorship contribution to Generation Hope or to my Scholar's school?
A. Sponsorship contributions are made to Generation Hope. Generation Hope then distributes the funds to the Scholar's school.
Q. Where do you find Scholars?
A. Scholars are referred to our program by area high schools, other nonprofits, community groups, churches, agencies, and word of mouth. Scholars may also find out about our program through the Financial Aid Offices of their colleges or universities.