Zengo's Restaurant was filled to capacity on March 1
with supporters of the HOPE Center for a fund-raising event.
HOPE Center is a community-based agency dedicated to
meeting the needs of gifted children, individuals with
developmental disabilities and developmental delays, and
persons in need of specialized vocational or educational
services. These services are provided in order to
develop, maintain and enhance the functioning of each
enrolled. The philosophy of service is to admit
individual to programs within its agency that meet their needs
and requirements as specifically as possible.
Tamara Banks of WB2 and Channel 7's Mike Nelson
were the emcees for the evening, and both Mayor
Hickenlooper and First Lady Frances Owens were
there to show their support. And auctioneer Gary
Corbett got the crowd in a spending mood.
Board Member Dr. John Fischer spoke about the
rewards of the organization and the wonderful achievements of
his son, Gerard, a participant in the program.
At HOPE Center, they believe that childhood represents the
most precious time of life, when humans shape most of their
other fundamental traits that immeasurably affect the
remainder of their life. Consequently, the Early
Childhood Education Center professional staff is committed to
providing the highest, most personalized level of education
and training possible to children with special need from 2-1/2
to age 8.
Unfortunately, this most formative time of life can be
particularly challenging to children of the inner city.
Frequently, social and economic conditions combine with
special needs to negatively inflict tender lives.
The organization works hard to counter such childhood
impediments, endeavoring to provide each child with the skills
and education needed for a long, fulfilling life. Their
conviction is that each child must be treated and nurtured as
an individual with individual needs. Therefore, their
mission is to match every child to programs and services
specific to his or her needs and requirements.