HOPE FOR THE FUTURE—
A full house attended an open house Monday at New Hope Baptist Church as the Eastside Tutoring Program, now in its 20th year, began another school year. The group was welcomed by board president Willie Phillips and addressed by RISD Superintendent Dr. Howell Wright (left) who implored the young students to continue the program when they are older. Also in attendance were school administrators and principals from all three RISD campuses. There was also a memorial to Monterious Hancox and Ahkeem Williams who died in a car-train accident in May. Both were students of the tutoring program. The program is also donating a book to the city library in the name of long-time tutor Ruth Crawford, who recently died.