The 2016 winner

The grand prize winner of the 2016 Hope Awards for Effective Compassion is Beacon Hill in Anchorage, Alaska. The Northwest Region winner—and our first finalist ever from Alaska—is a foster care/adoption community center.

Beacon Hill received 37 percent of the votes WORLD readers cast, earning the $15,000 grand prize. Other regional winners, picking up $2,000 each, were Advocates for Community Transformation in Dallas, K.I.D.S. Christian Music Center in Birmingham, Ala., New Day Foster Home in Beijing, and The Oaks Academy in Indianapolis.

 

Hope Award Presentation
WORLD’s Jamie Dean (left) presents the grand prize to Beacon Hill executive director Charity Carmody at The Heritage Foundation’s 2016 Antipoverty Forum in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 17.

 

2016 Hope Awards Finalists

 

Southeast Region


REGIONAL WINNER

K.I.D.S. Christian Music Center and Community School of the Arts in Birmingham, Ala.

Music Man of Birmingham
Daniel Cason’s inner-city music school teaches kids more than just songs
by Marvin Olasky

Southeast

 

Northeast Region


REGIONAL WINNER

The Oaks Academy in Indianapolis, Ind.

Oaks in the city
A multiracial classical school in Indianapolis is promoting a culture of high expectations
by Russ Pulliam

Northeast

International


REGIONAL WINNER

New Day Foster Home in Beijing, China

Home for the helpless
A Chinese foster home cares for sick babies society has abandoned
by June Cheng

International

 

Southwest Region


REGIONAL WINNER

Advocates for Community Transformation in Dallas, Texas

Dallas drug-busters
Shutting down drug houses and reducing crime in city neighborhoods
by Marvin Olasky

Southwest

 

Northwest Region


REGIONAL WINNER

Beacon Hill in Anchorage, Alaska

Anchoring families
Alaska center helps reunite foster children with their parents
by Sophia Lee

Northwest

 


Directory of Hope Awards Finalists

 

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