Hope House

The 2015 Rathmann Challenge focused on “Provisions for Personal Necessities in Preparation for Learning” and sought ways to support educators in addressing issues which interfere with PreK-12 students’ abilities to be fully present in the classroom. Click here to learn more.


Washington, DC

Hope House works with fathers in prison helping them stay connected to their children and families. Unique and innovative programming includes video conferencing (more than 2500 sessions completed), a family literacy program (more than 20,000 books recorded by dads in prison and sent home to their kids), and the Father to Child Summer Camp (37 behind bars gatherings held for kids and dads) running a week in length. Since 1998, Hope House has helped hundreds of families stay together through the most difficult of times.

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