Hope Academy receives $25,000 grant from the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation
December 22, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Hope Academy, the recovery high school at Fairbanks, recently received a $25,000 grant from the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation in honor of the children and families of Christel House. Hope Academy is a tuition-free charter high school for students in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. This grant will be used to provide art education for students at Hope Academy. The Christel DeHaan Family foundation is an organization supporting the arts, education and human needs in the United States.
The new arts education program will allow Hope Academy to offer additional elective credit hours, which students will be able to apply toward their core 40 diplomas. This program will help enhance the Hope Academy student’s learning experience through the arts. Hope Academy is grateful for being awarded this grant from the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation and looks forward to expanding the art education program each year.
The Christel DeHaan Family Foundation’s grant making activity primarily focuses on arts and culture in the Indianapolis community. The goal is to meaningfully preserve and enhance for future generations the rich artistic and cultural fabric of the Indianapolis community. The foundation seeks to achieve this goal by selectively granting funds for general operating expenses to key arts and cultural institutions and or by investing in local organizations that effectively inspire an appreciation of arts and culture.
Hope Academy, the recovery high school at Fairbanks, is a tuition-free, charter high school that provides educational excellence and an achievement oriented curriculum with the promotion of sobriety and personal growth. Hope Academy is for high school students from Indiana who have had primary treatment for alcohol/drug addiction and/or are in recovery and engaged in a recovery-based lifestyle.