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Family Empowerment

Family Empowerment
All Stars

Center of Hope offers weekly after school programs in low-income neighborhoods that focus on elementary and middle school students. Through mentoring relationships and a focus on education, volunteers use games, crafts and homework help to empower students with new ways to learn, better ways to manage emotions and encourage kids to reach their fullest potential.

The next All Stars clubs start February 4th and 6th!

For more information, please contact Linda Leal at

Gardening 101

Join in every Wednesday at 10:30am to 11:30am for hands-on gardening and cooking demonstrations at our Gardening 101 Class, beginning February 12th – April 15th, 2020! Each participant will be allowed a space in our garden boxes to grow vegetables of their choosing. There is no cost for the class, only registration! Contact Linda Leal at 817-594-0266 Ext. 330 to sign up!

Gardening 101 Overview:
• Identify the characteristics of a suitable garden site
• Evaluate soils and identify the main components as sand, silt, clay or loam
• Know what materials are best for home composting
• Identify good maintenance practices common to vegetable gardens
• Keep a garden journal to help observe plant health and growth, investigate problems and record measures taken to resolve problems
• Detect common insect pests and beneficial insects
• Identify causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of common vegetable disorders and diseases
• Follow best practices for harvesting, handling and storing produce
• Learn how to save seeds


Family Nights

Center of Hope’s Family Empowerment Program is proud to offer a special series of evenings focused on families with children. An authentic, loving connection between parents and their children is the root of a healthy, thriving relationship built on trust and understanding.

Parents, join in for a night of innovative workshops with family elements to help nurture and build stronger homes. Every month there will be a different workshop to give parents the skills needed for peaceful and positive families.

Children 2 years and older will gather for a time of fun, including snacks, games, arts and crafts.

The start date is Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm and will repeat on the last Thursday of the month during March, April, May, September, October and November. Workshops will take place in the Family Empowerment Room at Center of Hope.

Snacks & refreshments will be served!

For more information, please contact Linda Leal at

Walk It Off

Join in every Thursday, starting March 5th, from 9am – 10am for Walk It Off, a free 9-week program that will encourage you to establish the habit of regular physical activity in a fun group setting. Jessica McGee from Texas A&M Agrilife Extension will lead the walks through the beautiful Holland Lake Park and finish by talking about the health benefits of fruits and vegetables and sharing recipes and healthy tips.

The class will meet every Thursday from March 5th – April 30th. Please plan to meet at the front door of Center of Hope at 9am.

For more information, contact Linda Leal at

Walk It Off Overview
• Promote physical activity – Studies have shown that people who are physically active live longer and feel better.
• Boost brain power – Walking improves your ability to make decisions, solve problems and focus. 
• Aid in long-lasting weight management – Walking burns calories and fights unwanted pounds. A healthy weight limits chances of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.
• Help prevent and manage several chronic diseases.
• Learn about health benefits of fruits and vegetables and share recipes and healthy tips.


Flood Study Club

Do you feel like your drowning? Feeling overwhelmed?
We are here to help and Flood you with blessings.

Flood establishes meaningful relationships with students in order to empower them to overcome their academic, relational and spiritual roadblocks.

  • Free Meal provided
  • Boost your academic performance with Homework help & Tutoring
  • Build strong & positive Friendships
  • Mentorship
  • Creative activities
  • Bible Study

Peaster High School Cafeteria
for 6th-12th grade students
Mondays | 4-6pm | Hosted by Greenwood Baptist Church + Center of Hope

For more information:
Emily Hand (Greenwood Leader): 817-694-7265 |
Chelsea Whitehead (Greenwood Leader): 817-596-8302 |
Linda Leal (Center of Hope’s Family and Church Relations Coordinator):

Camp Hope

In 2005, Center of Hope began its Camp Hope summer food program to combat hunger issues for low-income children who no longer receive free and reduced school lunches. Since then, Camp Hope has expanded to 11 different camps held in low-income neighborhoods around Parker County.

While at camp, children are able to eat a healthy meal that they learned to prepare using safe preparation methods that can be easily duplicated in the home. They also receive a week’s worth of groceries that will last until their next day at camp. Although Camp Hope was initially developed to help with food assistance, we have expanded our offerings to include Bible studies, a library where children have the opportunity to take home books to build their own personal library, life skill lessons, recreational activities and fun learning games. But most importantly, over 200 Camp Hope volunteers offer positive, mentoring support to the over 500 children who attend camp each summer.

For more information about Camp Hope and volunteer opportunities, please contact Linda Leal at


Contact Us

Please call 817-594-0266 or complete the form below and we will be in contact shortly.