Since 1997, HOPE has trained 1000's of incarcerated men and women to tutor their functionally illiterate peers in a one-on-one setting so they can earn their GED prior to release; many have learning disabilities. Current focus is on incarcerated parents since they are the direct link to their children. Our organization is the originator of the HOPE Commmunity Reintegration Model and programs for prisons and jails. All models have leadership opportunities where the inmates can practice positive behaviors and attitudes. we have field-tested them on prison and county jail sites. HOPE has received three Texas Governor's awards and national recognition. Our goals are to equip the inmates to be responsible citizens during their incarceration and post-release so that they will be better parents to their children, our neighborhoods and communities will be safer, and recidivism lowered.
The mission of Texas HOPE Literacy is to transform offenders through the HOPE Community Reintegration Models using peer driven education within an evidence-based framework in order for them to re-enter society as productive and contributing members of their communities.
The vision is to be the model program for prisons and jails everywhere.