Hope Community Collective

Woodlawn partners with this organization for community programming.

Hope Community Collective is a 501-C3 Non-Profit Organization.

The heartbeat of Project HOPE is to fortify and strengthen families and communities across the region by providing adult education classes to include life skills, anger management, drug and alcohol recovery, parenting education and G.E.D. preparatory classes.

Our mission and purpose is to meet and invest in the needs of those who are seeking a life-change, as well as work hand-in-hand with various municipal, county and state-run departments, such as Marion County Drug Court, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Child Protective Services, among others.

Project HOPE owns and operates a retail thrift store that aids in job creation and provides additional funding to continually expand the reach of our vision and mission for restoring hope to families.



We currently have learning facilities located in Columbia, MS and Tylertown, MS. Each of our featured courses run for various lengths. Our experienced and well-abled teaching staff of 10 instructors stands ready to shine a light into whatever situation you may find yourself faced with.



Each GED Prep student will undergo a placement test which is used to customize a starting point based on each student’s needs. This course continues through the learning plan until the student feels confident in their ability to pass the GED test.



Using the 12 step, 8 principle program of Celebrate Recovery, our instructors provide a foundation for success through recovery. We host small group discussions and share our personal struggles and coping mechanisms to help continually overcome.



Our Anger Management course begins with understanding the different types and triggers of anger, then moves to strategies, plans and realistic methods to overcome struggles with anger.



Parenting Skills is a 13 week series that is partially video-based, viewing many different scenarios of parenting, followed by a time of engagement and discussion of life experiences and lessons.