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Name of Creator:Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation, Incorporated.
Title:Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation (HOPE) records
Date:1957-2012 (bulk 1982-2011)
Reference Code:M188
Location Code:92/3-7
Extent:96.35 cubic feet
Scope and Content Abstract:The records of the Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation (HOPE) document staff and administrative activities, programs, contracts, and funding. Materials include awards, brochures, budgets, contracts, correspondence, financial statements, manuals, meeting minutes, memorabilia, memoranda, newsletters, photographs, policies, publications, presentations, proposals, reports, and videos. Records are in analog, paper, and electronic formats. In addition, there is a limited amount of educational and promotional objects, such as mugs, pens, and a t-shirt. The materials are in English and Spanish.
Historical Abstract:For 40 years from 1971-2011 the Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation (HOPE) was a prominent community based organization with regional offices in Boston, Lawrence, and Springfield, Massachusetts. HOPE offered a variety of educational and health and human services programs for the Latino community of Massachusetts in the areas of college readiness, health promotion, prevention education, technology training, and workforce and leadership development. Program highlights included an annual college fair, the Timothy Smith Community Technology Center, TRIO Educational Talent Search Program, the Pedro Zamora Center, and Poder Latino de Jovenes (Latino Youth Power) Program.
Language and Scripts:Materials in English and Spanish.
System of Arrangement:Organized into six series: Series 1. Staff; Series 2. Administrative and Programs; Series 3. Contracts and Funding; Series 4. Audio-Visual; Series 5. Awards and Recognition; and Series 6. Educational and Promotional Memorabilia.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Duran, Jose
  • Hernandez, Haner
  • Duran, Jose
  • Hernandez, Haner

  • Council of Administrators of Hispanic Agencies (Boston, Mass.)
  • Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
  • Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation (Boston, Mass.)
  • Massachusetts. Department of Public Health
  • National Council of La Raza
  • Timothy Smith Network (Roxbury, Mass.)
  • United States. Centers for Disease Control
  • United States. Department of Education. Office of Postsecondary Education. Federal TRIO Programs
  • United States. Department of Health and Human Services
  • United Way of Massachusetts Bay (Lowell, Mass.)

  • Achievement motivation in youth
  • Adult education -- Massachusetts
  • AIDS (Disease) -- Massachusetts
  • AIDS (Disease) -- Massachusetts -- Children and youth
  • Community organization -- Massachusetts
  • Drop outs -- United States -- Prevention
  • Education, Bilingual -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Hispanic American students -- Massachusetts
  • Hispanic American teenage boys
  • Hispanic American teenage girls
  • Hispanic American youth
  • Hispanic Americans -- Education (Higher)
  • Hispanic Americans -- Education (Secondary)
  • Hispanic Americans -- Finance, Personal
  • Hispanic Americans -- Health and hygiene
  • Hispanic Americans -- Health risk assessment
  • Hispanic Americans -- Massachusetts
  • Hispanic Americans -- Services for -- Massachusetts
  • Hispanic Americans -- Substance use -- Prevention
  • Human Services -- Massachusetts
  • Latino Americans
  • Peer counseling
  • Public health -- Massachusetts
  • Safe sex in AIDS prevention
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Technology -- education
  • Teenagers -- Tobacco use -- United States -- Prevention
  • Youth -- Employment -- United States
  • Youth -- Massachusetts
  • Youth -- Tobacco use -- Prevention
  • Youth and violence -- United States -- Prevention

Conditions Governing Access:The collection contains restricted folders in Series 1. Staff; Series 2. Administrative and Programs; and Series 3. Contracts and Funding.
Technical Access:Unprocessed electronic records may contain unaccessible formats (accession Z12-034).
Immediate Source of Acquisition:Received from Russell Lopez, HOPE President on February 13, 2012.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:Copyright restrictions may apply.
Related Archival Materials:

The Archives and Special Collections Department captured the website content of the Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation on August 7, 2012, which is accessible at:

Processor:Finding aid prepared by Daniel J. Lavoie II, November 22, 2013