Voices of Hope


Bruised, But Not Broken

Toni became paralyzed at the age of 33 when her ex-boyfriend shot her five times, but she has not given up hope.

Hermenia Martinez

If I Can Make a Difference

East Lubbock resident Hermenia Martinez shares her story of finishing school and growing up as a young mother.

George and Lori

Better Than Blessed

Don't tell George Lucio that he's not blessed. Following in his father's (Pete Lucio, Sr.) footsteps, George pursued his dream of opening his own business. As early as the 7th grade, George began working in his father's business (Carpet Unlimited). Always having a love for numbers and working with his hands, George's dream became reality when he opened the doors of his flooring business, Floors 2 Ur Doors. Located on 19th and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, George has defied naysayers and established a flourishing and reputable business.

Elizabeth Garcia

Great Things Come in Small Packages

Twelve-year-old Elizabeth Garcia is only in the seventh grade, but she's already making a big impact in her community.

Larry Isaac

A Promise Kept

Football star Larry Isaac discusses giving back to his community.

Inique Johnson

Cultivating More Than Produce

Inek Johnson is passionate about music, volleyball, and her future.

Jacob Way and Students

A VOICE for Education, Poverty, and Racism

Jacob Way is more than a teacher, he is a mentor and role-model for the students of Estacado High School.

LaCarl Richardson

A VOICE for Hope, Salvation, and Family

LaCarl Richardson has known good times and bad. In this story, he seeks the forgiveness of his family and offers hope for the future.

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The VOICE Project is a community outreach program of the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood that strives to capture and share authentic and inspiring stories of faith, hope and service.

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About ELPN

The East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood is an US Department of Education funded initiative committed to working with the residents of East Lubbock, Texas to support and advocate for our children – ensuring that both children and parents have access to the resources they need to grow, learn and succeed.

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Toni became paralyzed at the age of 33 when her ex-boyfriend shot her five times, but she has not given up hope. See Toni's story.

LaCarl Richardson

LaCarl was able to change his life and become a VOICE for Hope, Salvation and Family. See LaCarl's story.


Jacob is a teacher at Estacado High School and a VOICE for Education, Poverty, and Racism. See Jacob's story.

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