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The President's Corner
To All our Fellow Board Directors, All Members and Supporters,
As we celebrate our many years of coming together, working together, staying together with equal success; I say thank you all. Thank you for your loyalty, your time, your labor and your financial support.
We have come a long way in our seven years...
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The Mountain of Hope Organization is dedicated to furthering educational and employment opportunities in southern West Virginia.

The non-profit corporation was formed on May 15th, 2010 and is managed by an Advisory Board of Directors. The board is comprised of volunteers originally from Mt. Hope, WV, with representation from local businesses and churches.

The Foundation's overall philosophy is grounded in 3 powerful principles:

1. Unity of effort results from coming together with a common purpose.
2. Progress results from people working together regardless of race, religion, or educational attainment.
3. Success is brought about through staying together in our common cause.

To learn more about our organization, click any of the links across the top, and if you have a question or comment, please do not hesitate to [get in touch].

2018 Mountain Of Hope Organization Scholarships
MOHO 2018 Scholarship Winners

Four Oak Hill High School Students Receives Mountain Of Hope Scholarship

MOUNT HOPE, WV (WOAY) – The Mountain of Hope Organization awarded 4 local students with scholarships over the Memorial Day weekend at its annual community picnic at Graney Park in Mount Hope. With this year’s awards, the Mountain of Hope Organization has presented nearly $40,000 in Scholarships since it started awarding scholarships 7 years ago.

The scholarship awards were presented by Pastor Jessie O. Parker of the First Assembly of God Church in Mount Hope. This year’s recipients were....

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Register-Herald Discussion about racial history in Mt. Hope WV Mount Hope program explores the past to better the future

On Sunday evening, members of the Mount Hope community and the interested public gathered in the Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater at Tamarack to listen to a discussion about the southern West Virginia town's racial history.

"I think it's been two and a half years that we've been working on the Mount Hope story," said Carrie Kline, who with her husband Michael run Talking Across the Lines, an organization that has recorded oral histories about the town's racial history, both its failures and its successes.

Jack Spadaro told the audience that in today's times, Mount Hope's story is important to tell in order to continue on the road to a better world...

For the full article, go to the... [ Register-Herald ]

WV Public Broadcasting Story About Mt. Hope Football as a Catalyst for Change in Mount Hope, West Virginia

Acts of violence and protests resisting racial integration were features in many American communities in the 1950s and 60s. A tiny town in the coalfields of South Central West Virginia appears to have been a notable exception.

What brought kids in Mount Hope together? Some point to the diverse new football team that formed when the two high schools consolidated. In 1959, the Mustangs won the state championship.

"Athletics bridges economic differences. It bridges ethnic and racial differences," said Kenneth Fleming, whose mother was one of the African American teachers at Mount Hope High School during those years...

For the full story, go to... [ Inside Appalachia ]

Gazette Mail Newspaper Story Oral histories recount hopeful integration of Mount Hope High School

Kat Scott recalled that auspicious day in 1956. “We were called into our cafeteria,” she said.

“We were told some of the students would not be coming back to Mount Hope. Some would be going to other schools in the county — Oak Hill High, Fayetteville,” she said.

A host of black students would not return, while a bunch of white students would be joining them that fall at DuBois. It had to do with desegregation and integration.

“So, a lot of our friends would not be coming back to go to school with us. It was heartbreaking. A lot of us cried,” recalled Scott, who lives in Mount Hope with her husband, Howard, a fellow graduate of the school...

For the full story, read the... [ WV Gazette Mail Article ]

Oh Deep in My Heart:
Reaching Toward Togetherness in Classrooms and Beyond
Mount Hope High School

Mountain of Hope Organization, Inc., a local educational foundation, convened a free public forum, “Oh Deep in My Heart,” held in Mount Hope, West Virginia at the Mount Hope Presbyterian Church

In 2016 Mountain of Hope launched an interracial oral history project exploring racial integration in school life from the 1950s - '70s. At the forum Dr. Michael Nobel Kline, Carrie Nobel Kline and OH Jackson Napier of Talking Across the Lines, LLC aired diverse Mount Hope voices from recorded interviews and show photos from this period...

For more information read the... [ Full Article ]

More News!

MOHO member Brenda Kay Vargo is shown presenting Patty Logan, head of the Christmas for Kids Project, a check for $500 from the MOHO group. Stating that 50 deserving students from Mt. Hope Elementary are selected...


Mrs. Eunice B. Fleming

Mt. Hope High School Tribute: When Ollie Watts Davis made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1990, she made sure there was one very significant person in the New York audience that day.

That person was Eunice B. Fleming, Davis’s choir teacher — and a whole lot more — when Davis had attended Mt. Hope High School in Fayette County..."

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