Hopewell Music Cooperative-North

Music is the Medium

aka Hopewell Music   |   Minneapolis, MN   |  www.hopewellmusic.com

Mission

Hopewell Music is enriching lives and empowering community in North Minneapolis through accessible high-quality music education!

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Diretor

Andrea Myers

Main address

4350 Fremont Avenue North

Minneapolis, MN 55412 USA

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EIN

46-0547282

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

North Minneapolis is a severely underserved community with a high poverty rate. A large number of students with whom we work face homelessness, and other extraordinarily stressful circumstances brought on by poverty. Many parents cannot afford lessons or performance opportunities, and have few transportation options. As the only comprehensive music school in our neighborhood, Hopewell Music inspires students to grow, discover and express themselves resulting in more self-respect and confidence, qualities that are helpful in achieving their potential in music, academics, and life. “At-risk youth who have access to music and art realize higher graduation rates and achieve 30 points higher rates of professional careers when compared to peers without access to music or art." The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies 2012.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Lesson Program

Hopewell North currently offers sliding scale private lessons on strings (violin, viola, cello, bass), woodwinds (flute, saxophone, clarinet), brass (trumpet, trombone), piano, voice, guitar, and drums.

Private lessons give students the opportunity to work with professional musicians one-on-one once a week. During lessons they will work on developing their skills in tone, technique, and performance presence.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Music reaches youth facing the challenges of poverty where other activities may not. Arts programs nurture creative expression, enhance confidence, refine appreciation for art, develop connection with others, and improve cognition in areas of language and math—supporting overall growth. We aspire to provide and be recognized as a high-quality music education program, while maintaining our position of open access to children and adults living in economically disadvantaged communities. We are committed to creating the next generation of life-long learners and lovers of music that are creative, innovative, and productive members of society.

A specific standard that sets Hopewell Music apart is our sliding scale fee structure for lessons which creates true accessibility for the North Minneapolis community. The scale, conceptualized following the national standards for free and reduced lunch, ensures that any member of the community can participate at Hopewell, regardless of age, ability, or circumstance. The market rate for a half hour lesson in Minneapolis is $35. Our sliding fee scale is based on the federal school lunch program income guidelines. Our students may receive either a partial, half or full scholarship - $20 is our standard rate, $10.00 for those on reduced lunch and $0 for students granted free lunch. Adult lesson fees are advertised as full price but we indicate that we will negotiate in cases of financial hardship. We also sustain fee-free ensembles, after-school programming for Northside schools, and a partnership with Hennepin County for group guitar lessons at the Juvenile Detention Center - all while consistently offering free community concerts. We reduce barriers to participation by planning our operations exclusively in handicapped-accessible locations, operating on a sliding fee scale, and providing services in multiple locations. Our programs and performances take place in ADA accessible locations near major bus lines and all materials are adapted to meet the abilities of our students. We communicate this on all Hopewell promotional materials.
The Hopewell Engagement and Advocacy Team (Hopewell HEAT), formed by parents, discerns the mission of engaging the community around Hopewell in the importance of music education in children's educational success. As we work to stabilize our current programming with more funding, their work is helping to make Hopewell a household name on the Northside.
Hopewell is the recipient of the 2017 Minnesota Nonprofit Award for Innovation presented by MAP for Nonprofits, Nonprofit assistance fund and Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. This award recognizes creative applications and nontraditional approaches to solving community challenges. Hopewell's impact in the community grows each year, teaching artistic excellence, service to the community, constituency building and effective management. We have preserved and reinvigorated the existing musical culture in the Northside through training and supporting a new generation of musicians, and providing unprecedented opportunities for Northside students to perform and reach appreciative community audiences.

Our rented facility at 4350 Fremont Avenue North houses our private lessons, group classes, small ensembles, family interaction, and staff offices. The additional venues for our work are known, respected and accessible institutions in the community. Northside families who may not have resources or felt comfortable in accessing more established programs state they feel welcomed and comfortable bringing their students to Hopewell locations.
Hopewell teaches goal setting, sets attendance and practice requirements, and expects and supports parent involvement. The teaching faculty individualize all lessons. Teachers choose with their students the repertoire or particular music for each student based on his or her ability, interest, and goals. As U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison writes in his letter of support for Hopewell: "The transformative power of music education can breathe new life into academics, extracurricular, and entire communities. When students and community members connect through creative expression, students are more engaged in academic achievements, more confident, and more likely to grow up to lead successful lives...".
As a direct result of the leadership of our new Board President Erin Carnish, the Hopewell Board of Directors has increased from 4 to 11 focused and actively engaged members since June 2017. In this short time, we held a strategic planning summit creating a 5-year plan for financial and organizational sustainability and growth. Since the addition of these board members and the restructuring of their roles in the organization we have raised $30,000.

Each artist/teacher will assess the individual growth of the youth he/she interacts with on a weekly basis. Attendance is recorded for comparison purposes for youth engagement, program strength, etc. Social-emotional “check-in forms" for young children, surveys, and focus groups are conducted to assess and evaluate key indicators of success, such as increased: * interest in and understanding of the musical arts * perception of oneself as a young artist * self-confidence and self-worth * Confidence to explore other new creative, academic, and artistic endeavors * confidence in proficiency in the musical arts * desire to perform music in public concerts, and * engagement in school and life The level in which Hopewell has engaged our students over the last five years is evident by our 78% student retention rate alongside the 733% growth in students to over 200 individual lessons/ensemble students engaged in high quality music education, and when we include our 300 after school and in school programming students, we have grown by 1567%!

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Hopewell Music Cooperative-North

Board of directors
as of 5/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Erin Carnish

Managing Director & COO, UHG Ventures at UnitedHealth Group

Term: 2017 - 2019

Andrew Cook

Neurology, Sleep Medicine, EEG and EMG Hennepin County Medical Center

Brooks Whitton

Contract Management Specialist and Proposal Manager IBM

Matthew Pioske

Vice President of Finance at UnitedHealth Group

Lisa Keske

Chief of Staff Northside Funders Group

Steve Hark

Founder/CEO/Owner FineLine Music Cafe and Entourage Events Group

Chip House

Co-founder of Structural

Josiah Lindstrom

JD, Associate Tax, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Benjamin Nicla

Senior Research Analyst, Center for Evaluation and Advanced Analytics The Lewin Group

George Sand

School Improvement Consultant

Kevin Tan

Product Manager UnitedHealth Group Ventures

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes