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Director of Communications

Jodi Ogilvy

(217)-585-5104

jogilvy@thehopeinstitute.us

15 E. Hazel Dell Lane
Springfield, IL 62704

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The new Hope Inclusion Cafe and Play is open for business! Hope vocational students run all the day to day activities of both Hope Cafe’s. They gain knowledge and experience in customer service, food preparation, baking, and preparing orders. We are preparing our students for competitive employment opportunities as adults in their communities and we…

In 1957, the very first Hope School for Blind Children was founded right here in Springfield, Illinois! Dr. & Mrs. Jordan had searched the world over for a place to educate their daughter, Judith Ann, who had multiple disabilities. They knew that their daughter, and other children like her, deserved a chance to reach their fullest potential,…

When one walks into Noll Café, it can be expected that you will see dedicated staff, hard-working students, and plenty of smiles to go around. It is not hard to notice all the work put into the café’s operations, and it is especially nice to see new youth growing and succeeding. One youth, Cameron, seems…

Noll Café at The Hope Institute has great food and great service. The students from Hope that work in the café are always making sure there is an upbeat atmosphere. Michael, 15, one of those students who works at Noll Café is thriving not only in the vocational program here at Hope, but in everything…

On Saturday, June 27 the 22nd Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon took place. The Hope Institute Learning Academy was one of 30 locations across Chicago that brought volunteers together to make the city a better place. Over 200 volunteers from Chicago Cares lined the hallways of the school ready to paint. In addition to the hallways the…

Bonding with friends is an important part of life, which is why the Circle of Friendship is a great addition to the administration area at Hope. Eagle Scout, Jivan, presented the Circle of Friendship to Hope’s Boy Scouts Wednesday, July 1. Jivan planted flowers along a walk way of stones which leads up to a circle…

It was an exciting day for Hope on Thursday, July 2. Batman and SpongeBob were sighted on the premises. Firefighters, medics and police officers were walking the streets. The superhero youth were taking campus by storm. And all of this was caused by one culprit, Hope’s Fourth of July celebration! Spectators were able to witness…

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