The Mountain of Hope Organization is dedicated to furthering educational and employment opportunities in southern West Virginia.
The President's Corner
To All our Fellow Board Directors, All Members and Supporters,
As we celebrate our many years of coming together, working together, staying together with equal success; I say thank you all. Thank you for your loyalty, your time, your labor and your financial support.
We have come a long way in our six years...
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The non-profit corporation was formed on May 15th, 2010 and is managed by an Advisory Board of Directors. The board is comprised of volunteers originally from Mt. Hope, WV, with representation from local businesses and churches.
The Foundation's overall philosophy is grounded in 3 powerful principles:
1. Unity of effort results from coming together with a common purpose.
2. Progress results from people working together regardless of race, religion, or educational attainment.
3. Success is brought about through staying together in our common cause.
To learn more about our organization, click any of the links across the top, and if you have a question or comment, please do not hesitate to [get in touch].
Football as a Catalyst for Change in Mount Hope, West Virginia
Acts of violence and protests resisting racial integration were features in many American communities in the 1950s and 60s. A tiny town in the coalfields of South Central West Virginia appears to have been a notable exception.
What brought kids in Mount Hope together? Some point to the diverse new football team that formed when the two high schools consolidated. In 1959, the Mustangs won the state championship.
"Athletics bridges economic differences. It bridges ethnic and racial differences," said Kenneth Fleming, whose mother was one of the African American teachers at Mount Hope High School during those years...
For the full story, go to... [ Inside Appalachia ]
Oral histories recount hopeful integration of Mount Hope High School
Kat Scott recalled that auspicious day in 1956. “We were called into our cafeteria,” she said.
“We were told some of the students would not be coming back to Mount Hope. Some would be going to other schools in the county — Oak Hill High, Fayetteville,” she said.
A host of black students would not return, while a bunch of white students would be joining them that fall at DuBois. It had to do with desegregation and integration.
“So, a lot of our friends would not be coming back to go to school with us. It was heartbreaking. A lot of us cried,” recalled Scott, who lives in Mount Hope with her husband, Howard, a fellow graduate of the school...
For the full story, read the... [ WV Gazette Mail Article ]
Oh Deep in My Heart:
Reaching Toward Togetherness in Classrooms and Beyond
Mountain of Hope Organization, Inc., a local educational foundation, convened a free
public forum, “Oh Deep in My Heart,” held in Mount Hope, West Virginia at the Mount
Hope Presbyterian Church, 412 Main Street, on October 15, 2017
Mountain of Hope launched an interracial oral history project exploring racial
integration in school life from the 1950s - '70s. At the forum Dr. Michael Nobel Kline,
Carrie Nobel Kline and OH Jackson Napier of Talking Across the Lines, LLC aired
diverse Mount Hope voices from recorded interviews and show photos from this period...
For more information read the... [ Full Article ]
2017 Mountain Of Hope Organization Scholarships
MOHO presents annual scholarships
View our previous... [Mtn. Of Hope Organization Scholarships]
The Mountain of Hope Organization (MOHO) recently presented their annual individual $1500 scholarships to three deserving recipients.
The MOHO Scholarship Program recognizes the commitment of high school students to their education and their communities. This year’s contribution brings the total disbursement to over $34,000.
The 2017 winners are Tyrese Selinger, Emma Pino and Kevin Markham...
Read the full story at the... [ Fayette Tribune ]
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Mount Hope, W.Va 25880
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