HOPE Centers


Harvesting Opportunity to Promote Empowerment



The purpose of the HOPE Centers is to "Harvest Opportunity and Promote Empowerment" through education, job training, cultural and recreational activities. The City of Sumter, through the dedication of the HOPE Center Staff, is determined to provide quality services that enrich and improve the lives of those it serves in the community.


Facilities are available for rental for Friday evenings from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. or Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.  The centers are closed on Sundays. Please call (803) 436-2640 for more information.


Visions of Empowerment


All people have value; all people have worth. Every person is an important person who plays a vital role in the building of a community.


Every child can learn, every family can nurture and every community can provide a caring environment in which children grow safe and strong.


Education empowers people and diversity makes the community grow. A caring community can be the catalyst for change in the individuals and communities.




BIRNIE HOPE CENTERbirnie hope center

Hours of Operation: 8am - 7pm, Mon -Fri

Manager: Larry McFadden

Asst. Manager:  Evelyn Johnson

210 S. Purdy Street

Sumter, SC 29150

Phone: 803-436-2645

Fax: 803-436-2696





NORTH HOPE CENTERnorth hope center

Hours of Operation: 8am - 7pm, Mon - Fri

Manager: Mary Lee

Assistant Manager: Wayne Russ

904 N. Main Street

Sumter, SC 29150

Phone: 803-436-2691

Fax: 803-436-2694





SOUTH HOPE CENTERsouth hope center

Hours of Operation: 8am - 7pm, Mon - Fri

Manager: Tyrone Nixon

Asst Manager: Paul White

1125 S. Lafayette Blvd.

Sumter, SC 29150

Phone: 803-436-2653

Fax: 803-436-2656



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