A Letter To Project Hope Alliance: 'I Am Proud' Of My Good Grades

Here at Project Hope Alliance, we work every day to end the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time. We do this through a two-generational approach focused on rapid rehousing for today and exceptional education for tomorrow. When we receive a hope-filled update from one of the kids we serve, it shines as the why behind what we do.

In a recent email to our Manager of Housing and Community, La Shawn Hye, one of the amazing young learners we serve shares that despite a "brutal" winter quarter at college, her determination and hard work, paired with the support and guidance provided by our education and Family Stability programs, uplifted her out of homelessness and into thriving academia. Here's her inspiring message.

Hi La Shawn.

I wanted to send this email to once again thank you and PHA for your help. I appreciate everything you guys do for myself and my family. Thank you for helping me out with my textbook purchases for the winter quarter. That quarter was definitely brutal, but worth it. I had multiple sleepless nights, and was always piled with homework. Regardless of all of that, I still managed to get good grades, which I am proud of, and aced what has been by far my most difficult sociology course ever!!! The textbook I used for that class was used every single day, and I practically used up all my highlighter because it was that needed. So thank you for your help, and Happy Easter! :).