The Hope Center for Kids started with a vision in the heart of Pastor Ty Schenzel. He saw the need for hope in the lives of youth and children who could not see beyond their circumstances. This vision became a reality in 1998 when The Hope-Omaha opened its doors.
It is home to multiple learning spaces including the Hope Employment and Learning Academy, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria, and The Hope Skate roller skating rink. In 2014, The Hope Center for Kids expanded its impact and opened its second site in Pastor Ty’s hometown of Fremont, Nebraska. The Hope Center for Kids serves over 2,700 youth, children and families each year through its two locations.