We work with leaders called to build a Christ-centered school for urban, low income students in their home city.

God is calling visionary leaders to launch Christ-centered schools

Watch Hope Academy co-founder Russ Gregg share his story of starting a Christ-centered school for his urban neighbors.

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If you are considering starting a Christ-centered school for at risk youth in your city, please complete our fellowship application:
A fellowship includes a comprehensive site visit of Hope Academy and orientation to our model, including time with co-founder Russ Gregg.


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This is Why we Exist

Russ Gregg is the co-founder and Head of School of Hope Academy and a thought leader in Christian education. Subscribe to our monthly updates and blog posts, and we'll send you a free ebook from Russ Gregg: “The Mark of God and Our Education Crisis.”

Hope Academy is a flagship for our Christian schools. The development and growth of Christian schools like Hope Academy is so encouraging. CSI is excited by the school planting efforts of the Spreading Hope team.

Jeff Blamer

Vice President, Member Services, Christian Schools Intl. (Grand Rapids, MI)

The Spreading Hope Network has been a Godsend for our Board of Directors and leadership. Their help with fundraising and communication planning and infrastructure, access to Hope's documents and model, as well as prayer and encouragement, has helped us start well.

Roosevelt Wilson

Ed. D, Head of School, Harbor Christian Academy (Houston, TX)

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