About the Stroll
The "Hope Stroll" & Family Day, an indoor walk benefiting Generation Hope, will raise funds to help teen parents become college graduates and provide a brighter future for their children. Participants, sponsors, and attendees will enjoy fun activities, vendors, and entertainment while celebrating the importance of family and education.
Through registration fees and their own fundraising efforts, teams and walkers will raise much-needed funds to make college possible for our area's most vulnerable youth.
Let's help teen parents reach the finish line!
When & Where
The "Hope Stroll" will take place in March 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at the Trinity Center, Trinity Washington University, 125 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20017.
For those individuals who would like to attend and are not walkers, there is a $10 admission fee for attendees over 18. Children 18 and under are FREE.
10:00 a.m. Walker registration, goody bag pick-up, walker breakfast
10:30 a.m. Breakfast closes and Stroll begins
11:00 a.m. Activities and entertainment continue
12:30 p.m. Event finishes
Driving & Parking
The Trinity Center is located on the campus of Trinity Washington University in the Brookland neighborhood of NE Washington, DC.
From the Northwest: From I-495 (the Washington Beltway), take Exit 31B, Georgia Avenue South. Proceed approximately six miles, crossing the Maryland/DC line. Turn left on Irving Street (the three preceding streets are Morton, Lamont, and Kenyon). Cross Warder Street and at the next intersection, turn right onto Park Place. In one block bear left onto Michigan Avenue. Continue on Michigan, crossing First, North Capital, and Franklin Streets. Trinity College is on the right.
From the Northeast: From I-95 take I-495 South. Follow 495 to exit 19B, Route 50 West/Washington. Follow Route 50 West approximately five and one half miles to South Dakota Avenue and turn right onto South Dakota. Follow South Dakota one and one half miles to Monroe Street. On the right corner is a sign posted for Trinity and the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Turn left onto Monroe and follow Monroe, staying in left lane, approximately two miles until Monroe dead ends into Michigan Avenue. Turn left onto Michigan and proceed a short distance passing the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on your right. Cross Irving Street, and Trinity College will be on the left.
From the South: From I-495 (the Washington Beltway), take Exit 4B, 395 North, Washington. Continue on 395 North. Watch the exit signs. After Exit 10, get in the right-hand lanes (after Exit 11, the road divides and the left-hand lanes funnel onto Route 1). Continue on 395 North. Watch the exit signs carefully but do not take any of them, as you want to remain on 395. Continue on 395 North (follow signs) until it ends at New York Avenue. Turn right onto New York Avenue. Go through 2 traffic lights, take first right-hand turn after 2nd light (this is M Street). Continue on M Street for a short distance; at 2nd traffic light, make a left-hand turn onto North Capitol Street. Proceed approximately 1 mile; at 8th traffic light make a right-hand turn onto Michigan Avenue. Trinity College is on the right after first traffic light.
There's plenty of parking near the Trinity Center on Trinity Washington University's campus. You can find directions to the campus parking lots here. Once you've arrived on campus, guards will direct you to either parking lot 1 or 4.
DIRECTIONS FROM METRO STATIONS
Trinity Washington University is a 15 minute walk from the Brookland/CUA Metro station on the red line. Once you reach the Brookland/CUA Metro station -->
Head south towards Metropolitan Branch Trail (108 ft)
Turn right onto Metropolitan Branch Trail (446 ft)
Turn right onto 7th Street NE (43 ft)
Turn left onto Michigan Avenue NE (.6 mi)
Trinity Washington University will be on your left. Check out the campus map here to find the exact location of the Trinity Center. There will be guards on duty to help direct you.
Trinity Washington University's shuttle will be running every 30 minutes starting at 8 a.m. on Sundays. For more information, click here.
Come have fun with us on SATurday 3/25!
We're going to have balloon art, face painting, a yoga class for adults, bounce houses, a Zumba warm up before the Stroll as well as Sarah Fraser from Fox 5, and so much more! Don't miss out on all the fun- every step we take helps get more teen parents to and through college!
2017 Hope Stroll Committee
Melissa Green Parker
Nicole Lynn Lewis