Focus: HOPE Mission and Values

Focus: HOPE's Mission was adopted on March 8, 1968 and has remained consistent ever since.  Our organization is comitted to its mission as well as our values.

Focus: HOPE Mission

Recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person, we pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty, and injustice. And to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust and affection. Black and white, yellow, brown and red from Detroit and its suburbs of every economic status, national origin and religious persuasion we join in this covenant.


Focus: HOPE Values

We work together and in partnership with others to achieve shared goals related to our mission.

We are committed to embracing the diversity of people, beliefs, and ideas that make up a fair and just society.

We seek to inspire people and communities to acquire the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to achieve their full individual and collective potential.

We are accountable to our community, supporters and each other to expect and deliver excellent results.

We are driven by our unwavering belief that intelligent and practical action WILL overcome racism, poverty and injustice.

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of honesty, fairness, and transparency.

We value our colleagues and supporters as our most important assets and the key to our success and sustainability.