Pomona Hope


Pomona Hope works in partnership with local organizations and churches who share vision, financial resources, program development, and commitment to transformation in the City of Pomona.


First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian
Church of Pomona

First Presbyterian Church of Pomona has been ministering in the city of Pomona for more than 100 years.  God is continuing His work in Pomona, and in each of us.  With His hope, we walk alongside our neighbors through community organizing efforts, youth outreach, and a community center. We currently have two worship services where we celebrate His goodness together: a contemporary English Service and a Spanish language service.  Both of these services are part of our larger mission: To Respond with Hope in the city as a cross-class, multi-cultural, multi-generational church.

La Verne Heights

La Verne Heights
Presbyterian Church

As a close northern neighbor to the challenged community of Pomona, La Verne Heights Presbyterian Church has responded to the need at its doorstep through the Pomona Hope Missions Group.

The mission of the Pomona Hope Ministry Group is to coordinate our church’s involvement in the work of Pomona Hope. This is done by involving church members in the work of community education through the Pomona Hope Community Center, through building relationships between the people of the community and church members, by working with ONE L.A. in Pomona, and by sharing the gospel. Our members tutor children, teach computer skills to all ages, play sports and do arts and crafts with the children, spend time with families, and teach adults how to speak and read English.

Center Street Garden

A community garden at the corner of Center St and Gibbs Ave

The center street garden was initiated by members of Pomona Presbyterian, across the street from the Pomona Hope community center.

Claremont Colleges

The Claremont Colleges http://www.claremont.edu/

The Claremont Colleges are a historic and valued partner to Pomona Hope. Pitzer, Pomona, Harvey Mudd, Scripps and Claremont McKenna Colleges have been the source of numerous teaching interns, committed volunteers and even staff over the past 15 years. The Claremont Colleges partner with Pomona Hope in the following ways:

  • Scripps College
    • SCORE (Scripps Communities of Resource and Empowerment) interns lead weekly College Success workshops each year, mentoring our students through the college application and admission process. SCORE interns lead discussions on choosing the right college for you, homesickness, financial aid and much more!
  • Claremont McKenna College 
    • WeThrive workshop leaders empower High School students at Pomona Hope to build their very own socially-conscious start ups. In the 2018-2019 school year students are creating basketball camps for middle school students, designing and selling promotional materials for the Center Street Community Garden and tackling issues of homelessness and hygiene in their own neighborhoods. 
    • SOURCE non-profit consulting advises Pomona Hope on best-practices for social media, personnel policies and provides localized research for grant writing, tracking and volunteer training. 
  • Pomona College
University of LaVerne

The University of LaVerne https://laverne.edu/

The University of LaVerne generously donated over 25 desktop computers and monitors to resource Pomona Hope’s Computer Lab which provides K-12 students with the opportunity to learn essential computer, research and job skills. In the school year 2018-2019 math faculty and students have teamed up along with Cal Poly Pomona faculty and students to provide a twice weekly workshop to Pomona Hope high school and junior high students on mathematics, leadership and social justice. 

Cal Poly Pomona

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona https://www.cpp.edu/

Pomona Hope is glad to partner with California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Each year hard working Garden Education Interns provide weekly workshops to Pomona Hope students in the Center Street Community Garden teaching lessons on nutrition, climate and cultivation. In the school year 2018-2019 math faculty and students have teamed up to provide a twice weekly workshop to Pomona Hope high school and junior high students on mathematics, leadership and social justice.

We are proud to have some of our own Pomona Hope alumni attending CPP currently.