Established by NBA All-Star Ray Allen in 1997, The Ray of Hope Foundation assists with sports-related and community-based programs and provides avenues of opportunity through which our youth can “hope” to realize their full potential. The Ray of Hope Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children. To instilling in them, knowledge of world culture, a feeling of self-worth and the belief that hard work + talent = success. We seek to foster a mix of scholarship, culture and imagination that can change the world. That can inspire children to be world thinkers and world doers. In this new era of one world, the Ray of Hope Foundation seeks to create renaissance children. We invite you to join us in our efforts.
In 2011, the Ray of Hope Foundation embarked on an initiative to help reduce the technology divide within our communities. The Ray of Hope Foundation Computer Lab Initiative builds and refurbishes computer labs in public elementary and middle schools. To date, the foundation has completed 9 computer labs: Tobin School, Sarah Greenwood School, Timilty Middle School in Boston, Massachusetts; John C. Clark Elementary & Middle School, McDonough Expeditionary Learning School, Fred D. Wish Museum School, S.A.N.D School & Simpson-Waverly School in Hartford, Connecticut and Ponus Middle School in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Along with expanding of our Computer Lab Initiative, the Ray of Hope Foundation envisions developing youth centers in underserved communities that provide afterschool programming designed to foster a mix of scholarship, culture, sports and imagination that can change the world. That can inspire children to be world thinkers and world doers. In this new era of one world, the Ray of Hope Foundation seeks to create renaissance children. We invite you to join us in our efforts.
Since its inception, the Ray of Hope Foundation has raised over $750,000. The organizations that have received assistance from the foundation include…
Chairman and President
Ray of Hope Foundation
Ray Allen Enterprises
Managing Director, Sports Partnerships