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The South Florida Foundation was founded and first work done providing aid to the needy of Western Palm Beach County. Food program began in Palm Beach to feed the poor of Pahokee and Canal Point.


South Florida Foundation changes its name to New Hope Foundation. First Advisory Board formed.


Vendergrift-Williams 40 acre farm south of Pahokee leased to New Hope for $1 per year. Plans prepared to convert farm house into Child Development Center. Chapel created on site. First Holiday Bazaar fundraiser held at the home of Cathie and Andres Fanjul.


New Hope Child Development Center renovations completed and Redlands Christian Migrant Association chosen to operate center. 65 children receive subsidized child care. First grant from Children’s Services Council received for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. First annual Christmas toy give-away provides 300 toys to needy children.


Old tractor barn converted to Youth Center. Single point of contact strategy adopted to provide as many programs and services as possible at the family center site.


First Summer Camp held at New Hope Family Center. Lending Library and Computer Learning Center opened at family center. Planning begins for a new health and education center.


Glades Academy Charter Elementary School formed with a grant from New Hope. 100 children enrolled at the family center and programs expand. Adult ESOL class formed serving 31 students. Christmas toy give-away provides over 1,000 toys to needy children. Rebuilding of Youth Center complete. Food program now serves 200 families.


Everglades Preparatory Academy High School opens with a grant from New Hope.


New Hope Charities becomes licensed by the Department of Health.


Grand opening of theHealth and Education Center.


Chelsea Morrison Health Clinic opens. Palm Beach County Library System establishes a “book drop” library at the family center.


New Hope Charities receives certificate of distinction from the Center for Non-profit Excellence.


New Hope Charities becomes accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), which awards recognition to organizations providing excellent human services. Florida Department of Children and Families granted New Hope Charities a Golden Seal Certificate.


New Hope Charities is the only non-Board of Education program chosen by the Palm Beach County School District to pilot the ALEI program (Afterschool Literacy Enrichment Initiative). Grace Healthcare Solutions assumed management of the Chelsea Morrison Clinic, providing free or low cost medical care to residents of the Glades and children of New Hope Charities Family Center.


New Hope Charities presented with award of achievement and designated maintenance program by Palm Beach County Quality Improvement System (QIS), as the result of consistently high scores.


New Hope Charities Celebrates its 25th anniversary.

New Hope awardedthe STEAM curriculum (STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.) Through the use of the STEAM curriculum the program will be able to offer activities designed to reinforce core academic skills in a variety of fun and exciting ways. Additionally, the Palm Beach Zoo, Science Museum and Center for Creative Education will be providing art and science presentations and modules.



New Hope Charities After-School Program was again awarded the Council on Accreditation (COA) after an exhaustive process as well as being designated as a “maintenance level program” by Palm Beach County’s Quality Improvement System (QIS). These designations by two distinguished educational monitoring organizations show that New Hope provides the highest quality programming for our students and families.


Palm Beach County-QIS:

Based on our Palm Beach County-QIS scores, New Hope Charities was once again rated a “maintenance level” provider. Designation as a “maintenance level” program is a coveted achievement among childcare providers and denotes high service standards.

Center for Creative Education (CCE):

The CCE has been providing enhancement modules to our students for more than four years. This spring our students have been engaged in anti-bullying activities, international crafts and Crayola Quilts.