Giving Hope to the Next Generation
Our Communities change as regularly as the seasons change. At Gates of Hope our intention is set first on understanding those we are building community with! What are the interests, desires, strengths and needs of the community? We design our time around what is going to be most meaningful and best facilitate healthy relationship. For us it is less about cultivating programs and more about cultivating people. Currently, in Boise we have 3 active communities: Latah Village, Davis Park, & Sunset. Below is a little about what each community looks like...
ARISE. IT'S TIME TO SHINE!
THE ARISE ACADEMY
Our girls stand upon four core values: Love, Health, Beauty, and Strength. We learn about these values as we engage in various sports, dance, movie nights and much more! This is a community of mighty young women who are learning who they are, and how they can change the world! United by their differences this group is changing the landscape in their cultures of what it means to be a young woman!
A Community of Laughter, Celebration and Hope!
Davis Park is a small but important apartment complex located in West Downtown, Boise. With lower income residents and many who have come as refugees, Davis Park is rich with perspective and culture! This vibrant community is full of people who have lived through, or are continuing to live in the struggle of life, but yet somehow are marked by a playfulness that is contagious! It has been our goal to equip members in the surrounding community to show up and catch this playfulness! Each week a group of people come to spend time and know the residents of this community. Learning from one another, honoring each other and building friendships define much of the time!
DIVERSE. DYNAMIC. UNIFIED!
Traditionally, Latah Village has been home to one of the largest and most diverse populations in all of Boise. This apartment complex located on the Boise Bench, is home to both locals and people who have come from all around the world. It takes but a moment to see, hear, and smell the diversity of language, custom, and food! This richness of difference offers an amazing opportunity to set the standard for the rest of the city to show what diverse unity can look like! Of course, there are barriers to unity such as language, economic needs, trauma backgrounds and fear. This is why we have partnered with local neighbors in and around Latah Village to co-create a dynamic new reality of living together and seeing our differences as our strength!
Currently, a group of 6-10 people who all live in the neighborhood show up to the apartment complex on a weekly basis to play games, know each other, and cultivate relationship. Our hope is that over time with consistency and intention people will feel known and loved will be more equipped to build our community.