Our Mission



River City Youth Ops — formerly Project Hope Spokane — creates opportunities for youth enrichment in their neighborhoods through community engagement, job training, and education. We envision a diverse community of empowered, skilled and capable youth working to strengthen their local environment. 


What we Value




We believe meaning is found in creating and sustaining productive relationships with our neighborhoods, our earth, and one another.


We believe in nurturing the full potential of each program participant.


We believe each resident of Spokane has a role in creating a more peaceful, productive, and whole community.


We believe all youth can make their lives and world more sustainable and intentional.

Board of Directors



Adam Gebauer – President
Chelsea Updegrove – Vice President
Angela Swenseid – Treasurer
Matthew McPherson

John Hope
Dubravka Martincic
Erika Prins Simonds
Heidi Montez

Tim Herold
Jonathan Myers
Malik Standley - Youth Advisor
Jensen McCollom