Nonprofit Highlight: HOPE’S IN
- Posted by Courtney Quigley
- On April 3, 2021
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“Below is Barrington Area Volunteer Connection’s fourth installment of their new profile program, highlighting non-profits using BAVC for their volunteering needs. Keep reading for the profile of HOPE’S IN.
Interview with Courtney Q. McGovern – Executive Director | HOPE’S IN
What do you feel is the most important benefit your organization provides to the community?
I feel that HOPE’S IN truly offers an avenue for the Barrington community to strengthen their perspective on a global narrative of empowerment. Also, we give students the opportunity to lead boldly and gain really important skills to become dynamic humanitarian leaders. In other words, we don’t just ask them to share a post on social media or read a few articles here and there. Instead, we give them mentorship, direct service opportunities and invite them to truly help shape the work our organization does.
I believe that throughout the past nine years, we have learned a lot about how to engage with social impact and bring together a diverse volunteer community. This wisdom is something we hope to continually share, and learn from, with the Barrington community.
Are there any new programs or new initiatives you will be implementing for 2021?
Yes! This year we will be implementing the second pilot session of our program called the Hope’s in Academy Young Adults. Over the past three years, we have run a program called the Hope’s in Academy at Barrington High School for Freshmen to meet and learn about social impact. They also implement their own service project at the end of the year…”