HOPE FOR NEW YORK
Operation Exodus
Uptown

Operation Exodus is a Christian mentoring program for students (K-12) and their families in Washington Heights, Inwood, and the Bronx. 

Mission: Exodus' mission is to launch NYC Latino youth to college and lives of excellence by loving and challenging them through educational opportunities and transformational relationships. 

Vision: That NYC Latino youth thrive as they achieve their God-given potential.

 

OUR PARTNERSHIP
Our volunteers make an impact each week in the lives of kids by being a positive, consistent, and committed role model.
Our funding helps cover direct expenses related to the mentoring and tutoring programs, enrichment field trips and activities for the youth, as well as rental costs for the program.
We've funded Operation Exodus staff development through the NYC Leadership Fellows program, extensive board development, and communications-related projects.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Washington Heights

  • Volunteers lead groups of age-specific kids from the local community ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade at weekly Saturday program of activities, Bible studies, worship, academic tutoring, and more from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.

Inwood

  • Volunteers lead groups of age-specific kids from the local community ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade at weekly Saturday program of activities, Bible studies, worship, academic tutoring, and more from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.

 

All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.


See below to sign up for these opportunities.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES
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“I spend my Saturday mornings building relationships and mentoring 4th and 5th grade boys. We study the bible, play games, and go on adventures. God cares for the poor, the broken, and the disenfranchised. He calls us to do the same. My kids have taught me what it means to love and care for 'the least of these.' My heart has been changed, and I can never go back to a place of indifference. As the psalmist says: ‘Defend the Weak and the Fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed,’ and I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to do this with Operation Exodus.”
Chris, Volunteer
MENTIONS
2 Ways to Go Back to School with HFNY
August 06, 2014
We're preparing this August to go back to school with our children & youth affiliates! We've got three ways you can get involved this school year: 1) Pray with us for the kids in our programs and 2) Find out more about becoming a mentor in the fall, building into the next generation of New Yorkers!
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6 Ways to Pray for NYC Kids on the First Day of School
September 04, 2014
It's the first day of school for NYC students! Here are 6 ways you can pray for them over the next few weeks.
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How do we choose the toys for His Toy Store, anyway?
November 17, 2014
Every year, our staff turn into Santa's elves as we plan for His Toy Store, our annual outreach to families in need. When you give this month to help us stock our His Toy Store shelves, you're giving toward purchasing high-quality and brand-new toys for these families. Here's a look at how we decide what toys make the list!
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His Toy Store Recap!
December 19, 2014
Over the first two Saturdays of December, we hosted 7 pop-up toys stores across the city, where families were invited to shop for new toys at no cost. THANK YOU to those who gave towards a toy, volunteered at the stores and prayed for the families who came!
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5 Ways to Make Room for Volunteering this Spring
April 13, 2016
Finding the time to volunteer can be difficult... and finding the right opportunity can be even harder. In celebration of National Volunteer Week, check out our 5 tips for making volunteering easier so you can start giving your time to share God’s love with the poor and marginalized in our city.
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5 Challenges NYC Youth Are Facing
September 13, 2016
Living in the most populated city in the United States alongside 8.5 million people brings with it a unique set of challenges. This is especially true for children and youth who grow up calling this place home. Find out about some of the struggles our New York City children face each and every day.
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Celebrating 25 Years of Doing Justice and Loving Mercy in NYC
September 27, 2016
This year, Hope for New York turns 25. And to think it all started with a group of young people who, despite their lack of experience or training, responded to the call with a simple, "Let's do it."
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