Our Team

Executive Director - Kathy Mitchell

Community Engagement Coordinator - Meredith Freeman

Administrative Assistant - Pat Banell

Our Story

H.O.P.E. began in September of 1996 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church because the congregation wanted to help the children in the neighborhood. H.O.P.E. soon became a non-profit agency and a community-wide organization. Since then, we have served thousands of economically disadvantaged students in the Arlington area. 


We currently offer virtual and in-person tutoring in Arlington. We strive to help students improve their grades, their attitudes and their behavior. The services provided by H.O.P.E. Tutoring Center, Inc. are made possible in part through a Community Development Block Grant from the City of Arlington through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.                                    

Board of Directors

Kevin Walters


Rev. Charles Powell

Vice President

Melina Pena


Kathryn Thilman


Manuel LeBlanc


George Morey


Rev. Nancy Bennet


April Pettitt


With gratitude to our sponsors