Community Hero Featured on CNN

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CNN recently did a feature profile of one of MHP’s partners and heroes, Margaret Norris, a teacher at Arcola Elementary School in Silver Spring. Margaret pulled together an amazing team of family, friends, neighbors and community members, who have been providing more than 100 families in MHP’s Amherst community with bags of food essentials every...

Back To School Smiles!

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Thank you to our donors, whose financial and in-kind support provided more than 450 children with brand-new backpacks filled with school supplies so they start the school year right. Thanks are due as well to our volunteers, including MHP staff. We are grateful to our backpack program supporters, who include:

Students Create Rainforests in MHP Summer Program

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Students enrolled in MHP’s Great Hope Homes summer enrichment program were tasked with researching and recreating a rainforest of their choice, depicting ecosystems that included South America, Africa and Asia. Lead teacher Corles Fredericks said, “The project had to be solely their creation,” adding, “I decided to keep all work private to allow students to...

MHP Students Enjoy Summer Programs

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With some help from community partners, MHP teachers developed creative programming to provide young learners with an enriching summer camp experience while meeting requirements to socially distance. Take a look at the video to learn more. One of those experiences for MHP Great Hope Homes students was creating their own rainforests. Learn more here.

MHP Opposes New HUD Rule on Housing Discrimination

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MHP stands with a national coalition of affordable housing organizations that oppose a final US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation that represents a significant retreat from the Federal government’s responsibility to address housing discrimination. The new rule terminates Obama era requirements to affirmatively further fair housing. Read the statement by fair housing...

MHP Student Essay Wins Honors: ‘If I Was Mayor’

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“I will make a place where medicine and health care can be easily attained no matter how much money people make.” Alirio Abarca, a sixth-grader in MHP’s Greenwood Terrace afterschool homework club, was selected as a runner-up in an essay contest sponsored by the nonprofit Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND). Students were invited to...

Connecting and Nurturing

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Despite the many challenges, MHP teachers have been innovating to remain connected to their students. “We’re a really big figure in their lives,” says Jenny Mendez-Guerrero. Take a look.

We Are Grateful

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Through good times and difficult times, our partners and supporters are there for MHP and the communities we serve. Thanks to you, we are housing people, empowering families, and strengthening neighborhoods.

Preschool Graduation

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MHP staff continue to rise to the occasion, using innovative means to overcome the challenges of quarantined life due to COVID-19. One of our preschool classes shared a glorious graduation ceremony virtually, complete with graduation caps and proud parents. Students performed several musical pieces thanks to a partnership with the Washington Conservatory of Music. Students...

Still Connected, Still Learning

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MHP’s young students may not be in our classrooms right now, but they are still connected to us. Recently MHP distributed 140 storybooks to students thanks to a generous donation from a partner nonprofit program, Share Literacy. The books were tucked into bags of donated food that went home to families in need in MHP’s...

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