Financial stability and growth including budgeting, credit and savings, and getting the most for your shopping dollars.
Responsibility in parenting, couples work, school involvement, and household management.
Employment (NorthStar) at a living wage starting with work skills that result in getting, keeping and improving job opportunities.
EDucation as necessary to grow in skills and knowledge that support greater self-reliance.
Opportunities to overcome or mitigate mental, physical, and social barriers.
Mastery or discipline in all aspects of the family, expanding outward to voting, joining in community service groups, and mentoring other families.Read what our students have to say about Hope University
Hope University offers classes and referrals for people who want to change the direction of their lives but lack the resources to do so. The program follows a comprehensive family, career, and education-based approach to help students in the following areas:
Job search & job retention
Life and family skills
Vocational or countinuing-education preparation
A brief slideshow with tips on behaviors and techniques that can make your home more energy efficient and save you money in the long run.Español
This video series will cover the basics of building a good work ethic. Part 1 discusses such work habits as self-discipline, positive attitude and customer service.
This video series will cover the basics of building a good work ethic. Part 2 discusses such work habits as attendance, workplace appearance and productivity.Download worksheet
In this presentation, learn how to be your personal best through eating healthy and exercising. Get introduced to www.choosemyplate.com to understand how to enter and asses your daily intake online to take care of your body better.
Learn what organization really means and discover four simple steps that can help you organize any area of your home. Planning, fighting procrastination, and other principles of time management are discussed. Learn how to use the Covey Time matrix to prioritize all the details in life so that you don't feels so overwhelmed.Download worksheet
Learn the five step process of money management. This discussion will guide you in setting goals, making a budget, increasing income, and using a spending journal to help you patch spending.Download worksheet
Learn how to save money on groceries, utilities, transportation, entertainment and clothing.
This Workshop will focus on recognizing different source of stress, changing our reactions to stress, preparing ourselves to handle stress and ways to avoid unnecessary stress.
This slide presentation will help give you the tools to identify your housing needs, learn how to search for adequate housing, fill out an application and understand what a lease is. Most importantly, you will learn how to be the kind of tenant a landlord is looking for.Download worksheet
In this video, you will learn how to read and sign a lease, prepare for the apartment walkthrough, understand the damage deposit and how to receive a full refund. The video will also review ways to be the ideal tenant.
This class will help you to understand your credit report and how it affects your credit score as well as ways to improve both. We also discuss how to use credit cards wisely and offer strategies for eliminating and reducing debt through debt consolidation, stepladder payments and credit counseling.