Hopewell Music Cooperative North looking for new space by Jan. 31


Hopewell Music Cooperative North is up against seeminglyinsurmountable odds. Effective January 1, 2024, Hopewell Music will lose its long-time home at North United Methodist Church located on 4350 Fremont Ave N. The church was recently sold and the new owners have unfortunately decided to terminate Hopewell Music's long-term rental agreement with a notice to vacate by December 31.

Hopewell leadership and Board of Directors are actively searching for new space but need to raise $150,000 by January 31, 2024 to ensure uninterrupted operations and cover the moving and transition expenses.

Who is Hopewell Music?
Established in 2012 as the only nonprofit dedicated to serving North Minneapolis families with music programs, Hopewell’s mission is to improve access to music education in North Minneapolis through affordable, inclusive, and engaging music programs.

Hopewell provides a safe and affordable option for music education with qualified music professionals in both virtual and in-person education for lessons and ensembles. Hopewell offers a sliding scale tuition based on need - one of the only in Minnesota. Our 12 instructors deliver lessons on 13 instruments to students of all ages, with a 92% student retention rate and focus on individualized instruction for each student.

Hopewell offers four intergenerational ensembles that are free and open to anyone in the Northside community so  Northsiders can connect with each other through their shared love of music. This allows the school to provide 20 community concerts and events in North Minneapolis annually, a valuable addition to North Minneapolis’ vibrant neighborhoods.

The demand for Hopewell Music continues to grow as 105 students are currently enrolled, with 64% of the participants living, working, attending school or church in North Minneapolis. Of the students enrolled in 2023, 67% receive a scholarship. All of our ensembles are provided at no cost to Northside residents.

 James Haas


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