The nonprofit Charleston Hope is dedicated to providing basic necessities, academic support, and community connections and opportunities to low-resourced Title 1 elementary schools. The nonprofit organization is based out of Mitchell Elementary in downtown, Charleston and it works to ensure every student in each of the partnered schools have the support they need to be successful by the time the enter middle school.
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About Charleston Hope
Charleston Hope was founded in 2012 by Emily Hoisington (CofC alumna) and Chandler Bridges. The outreach that created Charleston Hope was originally started by Emily in her senior year of high school in 2011. The outreach was dedicated to providing Christmas gifts to students in Title 1 schools that normally would not receive one. The outreach then expanded from 40 students in 2011 to 3,000 in 2014.
Our outreaches consist of Adopt a Classroom, Adopt a Game, The Chad Effect, college prep nights, and more. We are currently partnering with Mitchell Elementary in downtown Charleston for the school year in hopes to begin a mentoring program and a strong partnership with Mitchell and the surrounding community.
Our Chad Effect mission is in honor of our biggest supporter, and co-founder Emily Hoisington’s boyfriend (was soon to be fiancé), Chad Cooke who passed away suddenly on December 23rd, 2014 at the ago of 20. Chad loved Charleston Hope and was Emily’s biggest encourager in Emily’s dream to take Charleston Hope and Adopt a Classroom to different cities, which is being done this year!