The David School, founded in 1974, provides a comprehensive educational program for Appalachian youth who have the potential to succeed in a non-traditional setting. We create a nurturing school environment that offers all students, through individualized attention, the opportunity to experience success.
Each year in late June, members of Project H.O.P.E., located north west of Pittsburgh, go to the rural areas of eastern Kentucky to renovate, build, repair, and fix the homes.. Project H.O.P.E. serves God by serving others.
This group consists of not only Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishioners, but also members of numerous other parishes. It combines the best resources and abilities of its members in a united effort to help the people of the Appalachian region of Kentucky. This is accomplished while providing a meaningful education experience for every member of the organization. This education focuses on the values of the Roman Catholic Church as well as practical knowledge of basic construction techniques.
Projects in recent years have included the construction of handicap ramps, rebuilding floors, fixing or making roofs, installing bathrooms, creating outhouses, raising additions, and even building an entire dwelling in which a family can live. www.phope.org
These kids worked very hard building rocking chairs to be auctioned off for the David School at the annual Project H.O.P.E. fundraiser!
You can purchase your own rocking chair by contacting the school!
Thanks also to Mark Wohlander, David School Teacher & Volunteer,
for his contributions to the auction!
Faculty and Students personally delivered the rocking chairs to Pittsburgh and attended Project H.O.P.E.'s annual fundraiser show!
Thank You to Principal Bryan Lafferty and Lisa & Phillip West
for their support and dedication.
And Thank You to the Students, for all of their hard work.
A Very Special Thank You to all of the
Project H.O.P.E. volunteers and supporters!
Your generous support and contributions will enable
us to do amazing things for our students!