Hope Partnership for Education
Hope is a collaborative effort of the Sisters of the Holy Child and the Sisters of Mercy. In 2002, Hope began as an afterschool program for third and fourth graders, and in 2004, Hope opened a middle school for boys and girls in grades five through eight. Hope offers support to its graduates and provides adult education.


Volunteers Needed: Hope Partnership for Education needs people to tutor math or language arts for seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Hope also needs people who can help troubleshoot computer problems and/or teach computer skills to students and staff members during the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Fridays.

Contact: Sr. Rose Martin, RSM
1701 N. 8th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Providence Center
Providence Center opened in 1993 in a neighborhood where the Sisters of the Holy Child had served for more than 100 years. The center offers English as a Second Language, computer, financial literacy, and sewing classes for adults, an after school program and summer camp for children, a teen mentoring program, a women’s monthly prayer group and retreats.

Volunteers Needed: Volunteers can help children with homework, guide a group discussion to support English skills, work in the office on mailings, and more. Providence Center welcomes volunteers in all program areas.

Contact: David Chiles
2635 N. 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19133