We at East Nashville Hope Exchange were saddened and disappointed to watch the violation and destruction that took place in the Capitol of our country this week. To watch symbols of hatred and racism flying freely in the heart of our nation was unconscionable and alarming. While East Nashville Hope Exchange exists to serve families and students of all races, ethnicities, and countries of origin, 93% of the families and students that take part in our literacy program each year are Black, and we recognize the unique emotional and psychological toll these acts of terror take on communities who have historically been harmed by the racist ideologies those symbols represent. Please visit our #LiteracyIsJustice page to read our full statement, as well as learn more about the facts that support our position.
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"I care about ENHE because it focuses on the whole family. It is supportive and inclusive no matter how great the need."
- ENHE Board Member Gracie Porter (former chair of Metropolitan Nashville Board of Education) on why she supports East Nashville Hope Exchange.
East Nashville Hope Exchange (ENHE) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of strengthening literacy of at-risk children in East Nashville. ENHE provides a supportive, structured and safe environment where children can learn and have fun. We work with children from schools in the Stratford and Maplewood clusters.
East Nashville Hope Exchange is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and began as a community outreach program of St. Ann’s Episcopal Church. In 2010, it became an independent 501(c)(3) organization.
Students in the 2019 East Nashville Hope Exchange Summer Program published a newspaper documenting their experiences in the program: