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starting a God-centered school for at risk youth is crazy

In 1999, God gave Russ Gregg the courage to quit his job and do something crazy: start a school for his neighbors’ children.  If you are being called to start a new God-centered school in your home city, we are ready to partner with the Lord and you in this critical work. You only get one chance, and we want to help you start well.

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We’re Hiring a Marketing & Development Manager

We’re Hiring a Marketing & Development Manager

The Spreading Hope Network was founded in 2016 with a vision to foster hope in God by igniting a movement of urban classical Christian schools serving the youth of our nation’s cities. Our mission is to foster hope in God by aiding in the planting and strengthening of...

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Ten Guiding Principles About Cultural Harmony

Ten Guiding Principles About Cultural Harmony

Ten Guiding Principles About Cultural Harmony Whereas we are a community of Christ-followers working and living in the most contentious, difficult, meaningful, and important cultural space in America in 2021, we affirm the following principles and seek to equip our...

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School Re-opening Amidst COVID-19

School Re-opening Amidst COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19, we wanted to share Hope Academy in Minneapolis's Re-opening Plan - Click here to read the entire thing. If we look at learning across the ages and around the world, we will quickly realize that learning is rarely easy; it almost always comes...

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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)

The Spreading Hope Network has been a Godsend for our Board of Directors and leadership. Their help with fundraising and communication planning and infrastructure, access to Hope's documents and model, as well as prayer and encouragement, has helped us start well.

Roosevelt Wilson

Ed. D, Head of School, Harbor Christian Academy (Houston, TX)