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Mission, Vision, And History

Mission, Vision, and History

Our Mission: To empower the people of Holland Heights and beyond to make positive social, physical, spiritual, and educational life changes.

Heights of Hope was formed in 2003 out of the desire from neighboring churches to partner together in order to serve our community more effectively and address the growing needs in Holland Heights. Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church, Calvary Reformed Church, Niekerk Christian Reformed Church, and Engedi Church along with local businesses and community members are committed to working with Heights of Hope to empower individuals to make positive social, physical, and spiritual life changes.
We are a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian community development organization dedicated to working together with area churches to improve the Holland Heights neighborhood and empower people to strengthen their lives. All programming by Heights of Hope is an outwork of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) – a process of community self- mobilization for change. Our most distinguishing feature is that our workers live right in the Stratford/Abbey neighborhood, building a strong sense of community and involvement in the neighborhood. The effect of their work impacts individual families, but is also systemic in nature.

Six goals that guide Heights of Hope’s work are:

  • Developing a strong sense of community
  • People experiencing the love of God
  • People empowered to improve socio-economic well being
  • Youth able to realize their full potential
  • Church members and community members engaging in life together
  • A self-sustaining organization