Our Story





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



Rubena Cela · President
Tiffany Hackathorn · Vice President
Rex Harder · Treasurer

Kim Dayot · Secretary 
Adam Gebauer
Bernadette Powers                               

Chelsea Updegrove
Erika Prins Simonds
Tim Herold