Helping Other People Excel

       H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program

                    Helping Others People Excel


The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program is an education initiative in cooperation with the Lansing School District, the City of Lansing, Lansing Community College, Michigan State University, the Lansing Police Department, YMCA, and in cooperation with local businesses and private citizens.

The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program offers Lansing School district youth an opportunity for a college education and a brighter future.  Students are initiated into the program as sixth graders.  Students promise to graduate from a high school in the Lansing School District and live it the district's boundaries in exchange for two years of free tuition at Lansing Community College.  The students are chosen by their school based on their ability to utilize the program.

The first cohort of H.O.P.E. Scholars started at  Lansing Community College in the fall of 2007.

If you have any question or need more information, please contact:

Teri Bernero

Director of Pathway Promise and H.O.P.E./Promise Scholar Programs

Lansing School District
519 W. Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Office # (517) 755-1043
Fax # (517)755-1049

Additional Resources
External LinkThe Lansing Promise Website
External LinkLansing Community College H.O.P.E. Scholar Website

H.O.P.E. Building Coordinators

Eastern High School

Clarence Hassel
(517) 755-4280

Aaron Mendez
(517) 755-4232  

Everett High School

Robert Dalton
(517) 755-4408

Judy Hightower
(517) 755-4453

Gardner Academy

Tia Bell
(517) 755-5562

Pearl Johnson
(517) 755-2124

Pleasant View Academy

Annette Shauver
(517) 755-3601

J.W. Sexton High School

Sheila Nash
(517) 755-4615

Andre Ridley
(517) 755-4676

STEM Academy

Gloria Todman
(517) 755-5233

Wexford Montessori Academy

Jocelyn Randle
(517) 755-1740

Woodcreek Achievement Center

Katreva Bisbee
(517) 755-3744

H.O.P.E. Board Members

Justin Sheehan
Executive Director

Mayor Virg Bernero
Representing City of Lansing

Chief Mike Yankowski
Lansing Police Department

Pauline Pasch
Representing the Capital Region Community Foundation

Dr. Brent Knight
President of Lansing Community College

Nancy Danhof
Todd Martin Youth Development

Mark E. Alley
Representing the Community

Kalea Sanford
Representing the YMCA

Mary Harding
Representing the Lansing Charter Schools

Yvonne Caamal Canul
Superintendent of the Lansing School District

Myra Ford
Representing the Lansing School District Board of Education

Jack Davis
Community Representative



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