Voice of Hope is an innovative and creative 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which is devoted to reducing the negative impacts caused by the lack of access to basic necessities, educational resources, and employment opportunities that exist among impoverished immigrants living in inner city areas. The organization’s projects, implemented by a well-trained staff, provide many opportunities for the attainment of a higher quality of life for economically disadvantaged residents in our region. Supporting the development of self-sufficiency, intellectual skills, and future employability, Voice of Hope provides many impoverished individuals and families with a thorough foundation for future success. Established in 2009, Voice of Hope was formed by a group of stakeholders who were able to see the connection between the living conditions experienced by African immigrants in our community and the resources that were available through state and federal anti-poverty programs. Our organization is committed to providing relief to the poor, the distressed, and the underprivileged by improving access to critical educational and economic resources and the distribution of basic necessities. We will also be working on other critical projects that are designed to protect human rights and promote humanitarian efforts in South Sudan. Through these programs we would like to make lasting changes in the lives of the individuals and countries we have the opportunity to work with.
Individual empowerment and self-determination have always been strong components of the organization. Directed by Robert Talang, the organization was conceived and organized to address the social, intellectual, and economic needs of South Sudanese refugees living within our community, to counteract failure, and to assist in the successful transition to life in a positive environment. Our mission is accomplished by addressing the critical issues of education, language development, and employability through programs and services that exercise high standards of ethics, coupled with best practices in management and accountability. We are dedicated to helping each person reach his or her individual potential by encouraging a belief in personal responsibility, instilling habits of hard work and demonstrating passionate commitment to excellence. We believe character matters.
Acknowledging the needs that exist in the area, our agency provides counseling, education support, ESL programs, job readiness training, job placement assistance, case management services, and other intensive supportive services to impoverished, underserved youth and adults of South Sudanese descent.
Voice of Hope believes with greatness in the inner strength, determination, and diversity of the Sudanese people. We are committed to equipping inner city families with the resources and the skills required to overcome and break the poverty cycle. Changing lives…one at a time, we also empower the South Sudanese population through community driven development projects that will afford them a better life in the South Sudan.