|A piece of artwork created by one of|
the men we mentor at MCI Norfolk.
Now that HIPE has been around for a few years, we’ve discovered the challenges of keeping a sustainable program. Students graduate or have schedule changes between semesters. Also, few Harvard students have cars, making the prison trips difficult. Because of this, we are excited to expand the HIPE program to include parishioners at Christ Church Cambridge, continuing to strengthen our connection with the parish!
In November, Arthur Bembury, the executive director of Partakers, gave an information session at Christ Church, and his presentation was met with enthusiasm. Since then, Arthur has returned to provide an orientation for the volunteers, and five parishioners are in the process of scheduling their first visits. It’s great to have some new energy in the program, and I hope that this will help to sustain it for years to come!