About

The Lugenia Burns Hope was founded in 1994 by the now President Barack Obama and Centers for New Horizon’s CEO, Dr. Sokoni Karanja. It was founded as a leadership development and organizing institute. Our mission is to develop the civic engagement of residents in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, and other communities, through education, leadership development and community organizing. We believe in community development by developing the community’s most precious asset, its people.