Berlin Enrichment Center

On January 31 Place of Hope dedicated the Berlin Family Foundation Education and Enrichment Center. This building will play an essential role in ensuring the children and youth at Place of Hope are given the keys to create a successful future. We were so blessed to see the community come together to dedicate and officially open the enrichment center.

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Berlin Ribbon Cutting

Place of Hope cannot say thank you enough to all the capital campaign partners that made this dream a reality. We want to extend a sincere thank you to the Berlin Family Foundation and their vision to create this space for those that call Place of Hope home. The Berlin Family has played an essential role in the success of Place of Hope. Place of Hope is thankful that they had a vision to create a space where the children who call Place of Hope home can grow and learn.

The Berlin Family Foundation Computer Lab will have 10 computers available. With our world becoming more and more digital, we want to ensure our kids are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need.
Ways to Get Involved: volunteer application
– Homework Assistance
– Coding
– Typing Workshop
– Website Development

The James and Claudine Kirkwood Fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties Music Room will be a creative space for our kids to express themselves! There will be multiple guitars, a piano and music stands. We encourage our kids to pursue their passion and drive in life. For those that find comfort in music, this will give them the opportunity to express that.
Ways to Get Involved: volunteer application
– Singing Lessons
– Guitar Lessons
– Piano Lessons
– Music Therapy

The Covell Family Multi-Purpose Training Lab will have tables and chairs set in a classroom style. There will be a TV and podium located at the front of the room. Our kids will be able to experience life-skills classes here, such as: budgeting, resume building and interview coaching.
Ways to Get Involved: volunteer application
– Life-Skills Classes
– Art Classes
– Budgeting
– Vocational Studies

The Helga Marston Charitable Trust Mishpacha Life and Learning Wing will be home to the Multipurpose Training Lab, Music Lounge, Library, Enrichment Offices, Supply Room and Tutoring & Mentoring Rooms. This wing will offer the Place of Hope children and youth the opportunity to grow and learn through many different avenues. At the dedication Bernadine Atkins stated that they chose the word “Mishpacha” because it means family. That is what she wants the Place of Hope children to feel when they walk into the enrichment center.

The Wyatt Koch Communications Learning Lab will be an area where the kids are able receive one-on-one training on photography and video production. This room will be set in a lounge style, offering a comfortable place for them to receive lessons on communications and life-skills.
Ways to Get Involved: volunteer application
– Photography Sessions
– Interview Skills
– Video Recording
– Video Producing

The Roger B. Rankin Library will give the children in our care access to a variety of books that will help them in their academics. They will be able to come in after school, or on the weekends, to grab a book and have an environment they can read in.
Ways to Get Involved: volunteer application
– Reading Workshop
– Research
– Book Clubs
– Family and Therapy Visits

The Tutoring & Mentoring Center will allow our children to receive tutoring and mentoring in an environment that is comfortable for them. This will offer space, outside of the Family Cottages, that volunteers can come in and help our kids with their school work or consistent mentoring visits.
Ways to Get Involved: volunteer application
– Coaching
– Counseling
– Mentoring
– Tutoring

The Stoops Family Foundation Style and Beauty Lounge is a multi-purpose room where our kids can get haircuts! Joe, at Barbers Edge, has been graciously donating his services, and time, and we are so excited to move him into a more permanent location. Joe also donated the barber chair and vanity that is stationed beautifully in the room. This lounge will focus on building confidence and inner beauty with the children and youth.
Ways to Get Involved: volunteer application
– Haircuts
– Hairstyling Tips
– Skin Care Classes
– Etiquette Classes

Berlin Naming Opportunities - 2

Naming Opportunities Still Available:

Food Pantry and Event Space – $50,000
Coffee and Snack Bar – $30,000
Entry Foyer – $30,000
Tutoring and Mentoring Center – $20,000
Tutoring and Mentoring Center – $20,000
U.S., Florida and Place of Hope Flags – $20,000
Enrichment Coordinator Office – $20,000
Supply Room – $15,000
Work Space – $15,000
Bicycle Rack – $5,000
Bicycle Rack – $5,000

If you are interested in pursuing a unique and lasting naming opportunity, please contact Charles Bender at 561-775-7195 or