Tashica Thompson is the founder of Helping Others Progress through Education. Tashica is responsible for the vision, strategy and fundraising efforts of H.O.P.E. as it expands across York County. Tashica was born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Tashica attended York Technical College where she obtained her Associate’s Degree in Accounting and received an Accounting Certificate. She is currently attending Gardner-Webb University working on her Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Tashica’s education background and her rough childhood established her commitment to help others further their education by guiding children through school, supplying school supplies in low income areas, and establishing college tours for teens and their parents.
After participating in Shadz of Essence school drives in Rock Hill, South Carolina for six years. Tashica decided to establish H.O.P.E. to expand the help in the low-income areas around York County. On August 3, 2014 in Rock Hill, SC at Armory Park she organized her first school drive that provided more than 600 book bags, school supplies, and ice cream. H.O.P.E. has at least two or more school drives in York County yearly.
On November 27, 2014, she started participating in feeding the homeless yearly with Rev. Ronald King. Rev. King Feed the Homeless program prepare about 5,000 plates every year on Thanksgiving. In 2014, she started assisting with the Toy Drive at the Presbyterian Church with Rev. King. Tashica is passionate about giving back to her community and is determined to help families and guide them through education.