Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. – National CORE, one of the largest nonprofit affordable housing developers in the nation, has a long history of empowering its residents and fostering positive change in the communities it serves. In 1998, National CORE created the Hope through Housing Foundation to offer another layer of support to the children, families and seniors who lived in its communities.

As the organization approaches its highly anticipated 2023 An Evening of Hope Gala benefiting the Hope through Housing Foundation, National CORE is proud to announce that the Women of Hope affinity group will be honored with National CORE’s very first Volunteer Group of the Year Award.

“We are so thankful for this amazing group of women,” said Greg Bradbard, president of Hope through Housing and vice president of external affairs for National CORE. “Their dedication to the children in our region exemplifies a spirit of volunteerism that transforms communities and makes a lasting difference in the lives of the children we serve.”

Since its inception in 2020, the Women of Hope affinity group has raised more than $250,000 through special events and fundraising drives. This elite group of women includes elected officials, community leaders, executives, business owners and professionals who come together to make a difference in their community.

Championing Hope through Housing’s Building Bright Futures Initiative, the Women of Hope focus on literacy, creating reading corners at National CORE Communities, providing books and volunteering their time mentoring and reading to young residents. Building Bright Futures focuses on our “world changers,” providing onsite after-school programs, teen clubs and scholarships to help our children and teens achieve success in school and beyond.

Touted as the women’s event of the season, this year’s Beauty, Bubbles & Bites raised nearly $100,000 to support the Building Bright Futures initiative, including $34,000 in scholarships for high school graduates and adult learners.

“Witnessing women coming together to transform lives is truly awe inspiring,” Women of Hope Chair Rhonda Keliipio said. “The collaboration not only uplifts the women involved but also brings about a profound change in our communities. Being a part of this sisterhood has been a life-changing experience, and I am so proud to be a member of this incredible group.”

The Women of Hope will be honored on Thursday, October 5 at this year’s An Evening of Hope Gala. Additional awards include Community Partner of the Year – Riverside County, the I Am Hope Award – Arlene Ortiz, and the Daniel R. Fauske Founders’ Award – G. Allan Kingston.

The gala – themed “What Would This World Do Without You?” – will be held under the stars at National CORE’s new corporate office. It will be a night of amazing stories, live entertainment, delicious foods and drinks and special recognitions. To join us as we celebrate the many donors, partners and volunteers who make our work possible, please visit www.nationalcore.org or contact Daisy Macias at [email protected].

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About National CORE

National CORE is one of the largest nonprofit developers in the nation, with a 30-year history of being an innovator in the field. In 2021 National CORE became one of only two affordable housing developers to earn an A+ credit rating from Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings. In 2022, National CORE issued $100 million in Series 2022 Social Bonds to accelerate the development of critically needed affordable housing. Serving more than 25,000 residents, National CORE strives to be a launching pad, not a landing pad, for families struggling financially. In 1998 National CORE created the Hope through Housing Foundation, a philanthropic nonprofit, whose mission is to end the cycle of generational poverty through resident services that promote educational attainment, economic mobility, and overall well-being.

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