Educational Innovation: What It Means to Think Like There Is No Box

Innovation is the lifeblood of charter schools. To succeed, it takes imagination, perseverance, and insight. Picking out the best innovators is almost as big of a challenge. Just ask Amy Ruck-Kagan, who helped judge those entries for the Building Hope Impact and Summit Awards. “Oh, my God,” she said. “They’re all great. You can’t go […]

Student Empowerment: Opening the Door for Students to Lead the Way

Webster’s dictionary has a good definition of empowered – having the knowledge, confidence, means or ability to do things or make decisions for oneself – but they haven’t gotten around to putting the word “student” in front of that. But some charter schools have and Building Hope has identified a bumper crop of schools who […]

Building Hope Names William D. Hansen as President and CEO

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 14, 2022) – Building Hope, the non-profit leader in charter school facilities, financing, and services, today announced its Board of Directors has unanimously chosen William D. Hansen to succeed S. Joseph Bruno as Building Hope Holdings, Inc.

Shine Brighter: The Importance of Leading with the Heart

The Shellie-Ann Braswell “Shine Brighter” award is named after a woman who was an amazing volunteer, mother, community leader, and loving person who made every effort she was involved with, shine brighter. That light shined brightly for 47 years until her untimely death on Thanksgiving morning in 2021. Before that, she had graduated from Dr. […]

Building Hope Announces First Annual Impact Awards Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MAY 24, 2022) – Building Hope, the non-profit leader in charter school facilities, financing, and services, today announced the names of nine charter school finalists in the first annual Building Hope IMPACT Summit and Awards.

Building Hope Appoints Bob Marshall to Its Board Of Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MAY 19, 2022) – Building Hope, the non-profit leader in charter school facilities, financing, and services, today announced the appointment of small business development leader Bob Marshall to its Board of Directors. Building Hope’s Board now includes 10 directors.