Pomona Hope began as a conversation. One evening a group of Pomona residents gathered to discuss the many deep problems and staggering challenges facing the city. People shared about the broad issues facing Pomona such as the widespread poverty, the decades of gang violence and drug abuse, and the palpable sense of despair that seems to loom over the city. Others shared more personally about friends and neighbors whose lives they have seen scarred by drug abuse, teen pregnancy, and gang involvement. Eventually, the conversation turned to the question that all such conversations should ultimately turn to: “What are we going to do about it?”
Pomona Hope is our answer to that question. Our current programs are only the beginning. We believe that by bringing people together, we are beginning a process through which even more ambitious projects may grow. Our desire is that Pomona Hope will be a place where the people of Pomona can dream of a brighter future together.