Assumptionís HOPE (Health, Opportunity, Prosperity and Education) works together with the Scarboro Foreign Mission as well as the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph, in order to help the mountain village of Mohoma and the province of San Jose de Ocoa, Dominican Republic. The program at its heart hopes to facilitate an understanding of the Catholic social teachings through action. The program looks to acknowledge the dignity of all people and create an understanding of global solidarity by working hand in hand with the poor on our development projects. Our students have committed to working with the poor abroad, as well as delivering workshops and seminars on their return in order to continue the growth of the program. The inclusion of a greater Assumption community that works toward the common good and the promotion of peace is another key component to the HOPE project. Not only will this project ultimately benefit those students participating in the experience, for it is said to be a life changing experience, but it will also benefit others through the participants sharing and presenting their experience.
The students involved in the program are selected through an interview process are solely responsible for raising the funds required to complete our projects each and every year. The primary goal Assumptionís HOPE is to fund and build homes for families who have either lost their homes to natural disasters or have been unable to finance their own home. We are very proud to say that since 2007 Assumption has worked with 9 different families in order to build them all a new home. The school, associate schools, and parish communities are very supportive and are a cornerstone of the projects continued success.