College of Hope
Empowering people to embrace continued learning as a pathway to a brighter future.
All classes provided by the College of Hope are free to attend. For all of our in-person classes, we offer free transportation to and from class, free childcare, a free meal, and a free themed giveaway + certificate of completion.
Currently, we are running on a hybrid model, where most of our classes are available online AND in-person. See our registration portal for more class details!
Meet the Team
Marketing & Outreach Specialist
Lyn recently joined the College of Hope team as the Marketing and Outreach Specialist. She has a degree in business management. She loves to garden and in her free time, she is a freelance photographer. A fun fact about Lyn is that she is the mother of an Axolotl named Bloop!
Jeff recently rejoined the College of Hope team as the Program Manager. Over the last 3 years, nearly 2 and a half were spent in various positions at the College of Hope. He loves floral design and growing tropical house plants. A fun fact about Jeff is that he is the parent to 17 geckos of 7 different species!
Gabi moved from Alaska to attend college at Gonzaga University where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration concentrating in Marketing and a Minor in Psychology. She joined the College of Hope team in September 2021 and loves working for Housing Hope with her amazing colleagues! She loves spending time with her friends, reading books, and going on picnics.
Mark began at the College of Hope as Program Coordinator in June of 2022. In his free time, he enjoys first and foremost spending quality time with the love of his life and her family. He takes great comfort in reading and overanalyzing Cormac McCarthy novels, gardening, cooking, hiking, laughing, and grooving to music. Mark moved to the area from Kentucky in November 2018, and although he greatly misses his family, he is eager to embark on this next chapter in his life and is excited for what comes next! Currently, Mark is excited to continue his higher education and is applying for graduate schools to obtain his Masters in Social Work.
Van Driver / Childcare Assistant
Corinna is a goodhearted person and has been an asset to the College of Hope team for the past 7 years! She loves to take her car out to the tracks to race at the Monroe race tracks, hang-out with her boyfriend, go out to dinner, and see new movies.
Van Driver / Childcare Assistant
Andry recently joined the College of Hope team & he's is a family man with two beautiful daughters. This is his first Non-Profit position and is excited to put his many years professional experience driving to use! In his free time you can find him in the garden with his wife, or woodworking.
Life Skills Instructor
Emitt is a Professional Life Skills Instructor with 10+ years of professional Instructing skills. He has gained invaluable experience in service for nonprofits such as WorkSource Snohomish County, Bridgeways Inc, and Housing hope / College of hope. He has coached, mentored, and instructed diverse groups and individuals. With primary purpose of self-enrichment and achievement of individual or group goals. Helping them to prepare for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging task. Professionally he strives to be both a Learner, and Teacher, for life. Providing the tools to enable our students to face and negotiate the challenges of life to succeed.
Michaela is an AmeriCorps VISTA member who is proud to be spending her service year with the College of Hope team! A recent graduate of Mount Holyoke College with degrees in Bioethics and Psychology, she now lives in Seattle with her partner and a semi-friendly cat named Tofu. Michaela looks forward to facilitating new opportunities for COH and believes that time in the nonprofit world is never wasted when it is invested in people and relationships. In her free time, Michaela enjoys dancing, traveling, watching Disney+, having deep intellectual conversations, and pretending to be a food critic.
Facilitator / Childcare Supervisor
Amanda is new to college of hope, she comes with 15 years in childcare and early education. At home she's raising 3 cats and in the office she sings everything. Hobbies include, roller skating, photography, more cats and karaoke. “ I want to leave memories with the kids in program, even if it’s a silly song about potatoes, maybe they’ll remember it and that they felt safe”