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Visit Us — apply for our Fellows Program

If you are considering starting a Christ-centered school for at risk youth in your city, please complete our fellowship application:

A fellowship includes a comprehensive site visit of Hope Academy and orientation to our model, including time with co-founder Russ Gregg.

Contact Spreading Hope

Call our Executive Director Dan Olson at 612.203.8540 or email him at

Meet us at the Society for Classical Learning on June 28-30, 2018 in Birmingham, AL

We’d love to connect about your dream to start a God-centered school for under resourced youth in your city.

What We Offer You

Spreading Hope exists to ignite a movement of God-centered schools serving at-risk youth in our nation’s cities. We spread the model of Hope Academy in Minneapolis – a leading school in the classical, Christ-centered, urban schooling movement.

  • Initial $25K of Services Provided 100%
  • Hope Academy Proven Model 100%
  • Vision Casting and School Launch Consulting 100%
  • Nuts and Bolts Plan to Starting Your School 100%

Start Small

Grow Slow

and Dream Big


Russ Gregg is the co-founder and Head of School of Hope Academy and a thought leader in Christian education. Subscribe here and we'll send you the Free EBook from Russ Gregg "The Mark of God and Our Education Crisis."

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Hope Academy is a flagship for our Christian schools. The development and growth of Christian schools like Hope Academy is so encouraging. CSI is excited by the school planting efforts of the Spreading Hope team.

Jeff Blamer

VIce President, Member Services,, Christian Schools Intl. (Grand Rapids, MI)

I am so thankful for Hope Academy and the Spreading Hope team. We started our school for low income urban youth in 2014 and are now serving nearly 80 students in grades K-5. I simply can’t imagine where we would be without their support and direction. 

Doug Fern

Head of School, Faith Academy (Iowa City, IA)

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