Human Services

New Hope Community Partnership, Inc.

Brunswick, MD


The mission statement of New Hope Community Partnership is "to promote physical, emotional and spiritual development and to improve the quality of life of the residents of the City of Brunswick and surrounding areas."

Our goal is to purchase or construct a community center in Brunswick in order to host other non-profit organizations and to offer programs and services to the community.

Ruling Year



Robert A. Gunter

Main Address

7 S Maryland Ave

Brunswick, MD 21716 USA


Community Programs





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Provide services and programs for youth and adults in our area who are disengaged and are not able to connect to services elsewhere.

Our programs

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Community Center

Brunswick C-Lab

Young Writers Program

Summer Youth Theater Program

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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New Hope Community Partnership's primary goal is to open and operate a community center in Brunswick, Maryland to serve the needs of the community.

Additionally, we aim to offer programs, activities and services including:

-A Computer Lab will give residents the opportunity to create resumes, search for jobs, apply for services, take online classes and learn computer skills.
-Community health nurse to provide health education, smoking cessation programs, drug abuse intervention, inoculations, and diseaase preventitive measures.
-Cooking and nutrition classes and demonstrations such as diabetic menu planning and meal prep, healthy eating for children and families and healthy dieting.
-Personal and family financial classes, budgeting, credit counseling, home buyer seminars, retirement planning, paying for college and tax preperation basics.
-Dance and performance space for classes, community theater groups, small concerts and other performance art activities.
-Additional activities and programs for youth, in particular, activities for middle and high school studens for weekends, after-school and summer months, such as clubs, games, and STEM-related opportunities.
-Mental health counseling services.
-Senior programs and classes.
-Social services, homeless and veterans assistance programs.
-Offer additional art and culture activities to the public.

New Hope Community Partnership is working with representatives of local, state and federal government, local charitable organizations and public donors to achieve our goals and realize our mission. We are working with our State Senator to obtain a Bond Bill from the Maryland General Assembly, matching funds from private foundations and local philanthropists and donations for ongoing operating expenses.

Funding for the purchase of a site/building will take significant time. However, NHCP is pursuing services and programs prior to opening of a community center, at different venues throughout Brunswick, in partnership with other charities.

The Board of Directors of New Hope Community Partnership has significant experience working hard to help those in need and better our local community. One director is a member of our City Council, another is a member of the clergy that manages the local food bank. All directors have experience in managing nonprofit organizations. In addition, we have a team of committed volunteers who are working to make the dream of a Brunswick Community Center a reality. We also have the buy in of local government and the public who have attended our public meetings.

New Hope Community Partnership will evaluate success based on the number and quality of events held, services offered and people served. Each program may have its own evaluation scorecard base on the specific objectives of the individual program. For example, one criteria of progress for the resume writing classes and employment coaching may be the number of participants who accept employment after receiving said services.

Overall, we will utilize benchmarks to determinate the impact on our community and its residents. And will continue to solicit feedback from the public as to community needs and ask clients to offer suggestions. Progress on the long term and overall goal of opening a community center will be based on funds allocated/raised until our capital program is fully funded and the community center is open.

Since our founding in April of 2016, we have sponsored a community art contest, attended several community events to engage members of the public, hosted a family game night for First Fridays, and reached out to government representatives and community organizations. As of the writing of this report (December 2016) we next plan to 1) open a computer lab and 2) host community concerts in early 2017.

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