Spreading Hope Resources

Become a Spreading Hope Founder

Designed for emerging school planters, our Founders program provides consultation through a proven six-step process through to launch. Meet our current founders and learn more about the program below:

A School Leader’s Guide


A School Leader’s Guide is designed for current and emerging leaders of God-centered schools for children of the city. It contains articles and best practices on fundraising, school leadership, and more from Russ Gregg and other leaders of Hope Academy.  You’ll also a receive a treasure trove of school documents to help you lead your current school, or start your school well.

The Mark of God and Our Education Crisis

Why new God-centered schools for children of the city?

In this primer, Russ Gregg argues that the solution to our education crisis lies in a recovery of seeing the mark of God in our neighbors. Gregg shares his personal story and outlines how what he calls imago Dei education. New high performing God-centered schools for children of the city are an urgent necessity for our nation. These schools provide a gospel context for sacrificial mutual love, academic rigor, spiritual growth, and the redemptive work of God in the lives of children, families, and teachers.

Start Something New

Take the “Urban Classical Education” course from Russ Gregg (with ClassicalU)

Mortimer Adler said that if a classical education is the best for the few, then it is best for all. The movement to bring classical education to our cities lives out Adler’s claim, as we seek to give the best education available to those who need it most. This course on urban classical education is presented by Russ Gregg, the head of school at Hope Academy in Minneapolis, MN, where he has served for 20 years. Russ is a pioneer in urban classical education, full of vision, zeal, and much practical wisdom about how to renew our cities by bringing classical education–to all.