The seeds of Project Hope were planted in 2004
Investing in Our Youth
The idea was, and continues to be, that training area youth in the summer, when there are fewer structured activities for youth to connect to, would not only provide valuable job skills, but give participants a sense of pride and ownership in their community, and engage them in understanding that they have the power to create their own community. [Read more...]
There are a number of ways you can get involved with Project Hope Spokane!
Use Our Services
Whether you hire us to care for your lawn, or you purchase fresh produce from us at the market, you're providing an opportunity for our participants to do meaningful work and see the value in providing goods and services in the community!
Volunteer Your Time
Project Hope welcomes volunteer groups of all shapes and sizes. Contact us via our volunteer page page to schedule a time for your group to come out and do some urban farming.
Cultivate and enjoy food from seed to table.
Riverfront Farm is the scattered-site urban farm cultivated by participants of Project Hope. Rather than operating as a single physical space, Riverfront Farm is made up of donated, undeveloped lots scattered throughout the West Central neighborhood. [Read more...]
Local property owners donate use of the space to Project Hope, which grows thousands of pounds of food on the lots for use at the market, for sale to local businesses, and for use in our CSA program.
Each site is artfully re-purposed to be not only agriculturally productive, but also to beautify the neighborhood.
West Central Lawn Care
West Central Lawn Care is a job training initiative, whereby youth from the neighborhood staff a lawn care service, which tends the lawns of area residents and commercial properties.
This program provides job training, skill building, business experience, entrepreneurial opportunity, positive social outlet, and community development.
Get Your Project Hope Swag
Exclusive Daniel Lopez “Hope” Shirt
2015 Crew Shirt Lawncare
2015 Crew Shirt Farm/Market
West Central Marketplace
A multi-vendor farmer’s market serving the West Central neighborhood.
Operating Tuesdays from June through mid-October.
Have questions about the market?
Call 509-780-6229 to speak with our Market Manager!
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I support Project Hope?
Use our Lawn care Services, Buy our Produce at local Markets
Volunteer your time
Support us Financially
Share Project Hope with your friends
Is Project Hope only in West Central Spokane?
Our work began in West Central and we’ve expanded to include the Emerson Garfield Neighborhood. There are a number of conversations happening to bring Project Hope to other neighborhoods, and we’ll share more as those conversations develop.
How old do I have to be to participate in Project Hope?
Currently we work with 11-18 year olds in our Job Training programs. We are looking at developing programs for both younger and older participants.
Do Participants get paid?
Project Hope Participants receive a stipend for their participation in the program. The amount varies based on age and the number of years a participant has been in Project Hope.
You can help
All kids face challenges,
those in Emerson-Garfield &
West Central especially so.
Please join us in giving these kids healthy options and a brighter future.
For material donations such as garden tools or office supplies
see our summer wish list then call our office at 703-7433 for updates.