October 2021 Newsletter
Greetings!

Numerous studies point to high school graduation and having basic job skills as the critical first steps to breaking the cycle of poverty in the United States. Cy-Hope's Providing Opportunities Program (POP) helps students graduate high school college or career ready regardless of their socioeconomic status, creating lasting change for them and their families. Grab your sunglasses and read on to learn more about how you can help us make sure our students graduate from high school ready for college and careers to keep their futures bright!
SPOTLIGHT ON POP
One of our POP recipients explains: “This help meant so much to my parents. They were so upset that I wasn’t going to be able to take dual credit classes because we simply couldn’t afford them. Cy-Hope lifted that burden off of their shoulders. These courses have been very helpful. I have completed some core classes for college and have many credits. I feel well prepared for college and have learned that I must work harder.” Read more about how POP helps all students have access to college and career readiness.
POP PROVIDES BRIGHT FUTURES
Cy-Hope has provided $607,859 in POP assistance to 12,140 students since starting this program in 2012. We have plans to expand this program to Waller ISD as our community continues to grow.

Several of our students became the first in their families to attend college. Two student groups created video thank you's to let us know the difference our assistance made for them and their families. Click on the Learn more button to watch these videos.
PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO STUDENTS
Are you looking for a way to make a difference in a student's life right here in our community?

Donating to the Providing Opportunities program helps us make sure all students have the chance to take the college and career readiness classes that will ensure they can succeed after graduating high school.

Email us if you have questions about the Providing Opportunities Program.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HONORED AS CFISD FRIEND OF EDUCATION
Join Cy-Hope Board and Staff as we congratulate our Executive Director, Lynda Zelenka, for winning the Friend of Education Award from Cy-Fair ISD. Cy-Hope is so proud of Lynda for all of her accomplishments and dedication to this community!
  • Union Pacific Foundation for the Community Ties Giving Program Safety grant to provide free and reduced-rate counseling sessions for clients needing financial assistance.
  • All of our Hope Center Halloween candy contributors.
  • All of the September blood drive participants.
  • Hope Disaster Recovery for all of the help you have given our neighbors in Louisiana.
  • Wlack & Bhite for donating clear backpacks for our Hope Center students.
  • Cy-Fair HS Key Club for landscaping around our beautiful chapel and to the Seidel family for your generous donation to replace the landscaping.