Amplify Hope Program Members Take Field Trip to Hope Center Indy
What a powerful morning of sharing what can be accomplished with vision, passion, and hard work. The members of the Amplify Hope Program took a field trip Saturday morning to the Hope Center Indy for a private tour and were blown away by what they experienced.
The Hope Center Indy was founded by Hubert Nolen and his son Dave Nolen. It is the largest aftercare program in the United States that houses women rescued from sex and human trafficking. It was launched out of Collaborate 317 less than 2 years ago, and in the last 15 months they have gone from a 130sf office to a huge facility on Indy’s east side with 169 beds, wedding barn, coffee shop, clothing boutique, and soon to be built pet facility and greenhouse. The story of how this was accomplished is mind-blowing! You can learn more via Polly Riddell’s story by clicking here.
After the tour of the facility Dave Nolen took the time to speak to the social entrepreneurs in our cohort to talk about the sustainability plan of the Hope Center. This includes an in-house coffee shop, an incredible clothing boutique, and so much more. He shared the importance of creating businesses that will help sustain the mission.
After David spoke the great Charles Guynn offered up our weekly training with the topic of Board Development. Not the most exciting topic, but one of the most important foundational pieces needed to be successful.
We would like to thank the Hope Center Indy for being such gracious hosts, for all the inspiration, and for everything they do to create massive positive social impact in central Indiana.