New Hope Housing to Host Tuition-Free Bezos Academy Preschool in 2022

Mar 10, 2022

New Hope Housing announced an agreement with Bezos Academy to open a tuition-free, Montessori-inspired preschool at its NHH-Reed affordable housing development. NHH Reed is co-located on Cornerstone Community with Star of Hope.

The Bezos Academy preschool will be in the NHH-Reed Family Center building at 2605 Reed Road, Houston. The school, to be named Bezos Academy Houston – Cornerstone, will feature two classrooms. It will open in fall 2022 and will follow a full-day, year-round schedule.

“New Hope Housing has offered affordable Housing + Services to Houstonians since 1995. We have long believed that linking housing to education is an important key to help families offer their children a bright future path,” said Joy Horak-Brown, President and CEO. “Having a Bezos Academy preschool at NHH-Reed realizes that dream.”

“We’re thrilled to add free, Montessori-inspired preschool to the list of wonderful services New Hope Housing provides to their residents,” said Mike George, President of Bezos Academy. “Too many children miss out on preschool because it’s too expensive or unavailable, and we’re grateful to New Hope for helping us fill that gap.”

Families earning up to 400% of the federal poverty level with children aged 3-4 wil be eligible to apply. More information will be posted at www.bezosacademy.org once the school opening date is set.

About New Hope Housing, Inc.

New Hope Housing opened its first property in 1995, with 40 units of single room occupancy (SRO) housing. Today, New Hope is the state’s leading provider of supportive housing, with eight (8) SRO properties through the city, serving formerly homeless or at-risk citizens. New Hope began serving families in 2018, with the opening of NHH-Reed. The goal at Reed is to help families lift themselves from generational poverty. New Hope currently has two (2) workforce housing properties under construction. www.newhopehousing.com

About Bezos Academy

Bezos Academy is a non-profit organization that is building a network of fully funded tuition-free preschools. Our preschools offer year-round, full-day programming, five days a week, for children ages 3-5 years old from low- income families. Bezos Academy also provides students with all necessary educational supplies and services to set each student up for success, including Montessori materials, books, arts and crafts, field trips, information, visit: www.bezosacademy.org.

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