The Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation, Inc, a 33 year old statewide agency was created to advocate, develop, facilitate, coordinate, and evaluate educational, human services, and community development programs for the Hispanic community of Massachusetts. The Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation, Inc, (HOPE) goal is to improve the quality of life and to increase the number and range of opportunities for Latinos to succeed and actively participate in and benefit from the political, economic, and social fabric of their communities. HOPE works cooperatively with community-based and grassroots organizations, and other nonprofit groups, and individuals, providing them with a range of support services, including technical assistance, training, planning, evaluation, program and organizational development consultation. HOPE also partners with public agencies, private sector employers and employees, as well as philanthropic institutions, in order to leverage broader support for the organization’s advocacy and programmatic initiatives.
Since its inception, HOPE has offered a diversified range of programs, and support services, including, educational support for students and parents, health promotion and disease prevention education, community and organizational leadership development, adult workforce development and youth employment skills-building, technical assistance and strategic planning, and nonprofit incubator support. HOPE embraces and advances the spirit of “sí se puede” (you can do it!) as a core value. Therefore, HOPE is dedicated to assisting youths to strive for and to achieve excellence. HOPE encourages youth to succeed in school, to meet and exceed high standards, to know early in their lives that college is possible, and to believe that they can succeed and achieve if they are willing to work hard and if they are helped and supported along the way by caring adults.