Mission & Leadership Team
Mission & Vision
Reach4Hope is a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit organization based in Dallas TX.
School is harder than ever and our children’s success more important than ever. Our desire is to reach, teach and raise up the next generation of our nation’s leaders. Reach4Hope’s Homework Center give students the knowledge, stability and support they need for achievement in the classroom, and the confidence and skills for success in life tomorrow.
- Homework Assistance/Tutoring
- After school snack/ Hot Dinner
- One on One Christian Mentoring
- Bible Study
- To provide a safe haven and positive, caring atmosphere for students to study and complete homework
- To teach guiding principles from the Bible for a faith foundation
- To provide meaningful and fun activities for student participation
- To provide a hearty, healthy, home cooked meal
- To mentor students academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually
- To motivate students to excel to the best of their ability
- To increase student’s sense of self-worth and self-confidence through mentoring relationships with positive role models
- To help students in specific academic subject areas
- To allow students opportunities to research and complete projects as needed
- To teach or reinforce good study habits
- To develop a cooperative team effort with community teachers
- To provide opportunities in which they can expand their view of the world
John Trahan, Co-Founder and Leader
After spending over 30 successful years in the IT industry working in executive positions for IBM, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Intellimark and Red River Technology Group, John has retired and works full time as a servant of the Lord in S. Dallas. His service includes the inner city homeless, transitional housing for the homeless and poor, and mentoring at-risk youth. John is a member of Gateway church in Southlake, TX.
Suzanne Trahan, Co-Founder and Leader
Suzanne’s passion for inner city, at-risk children fueled the desire to create the Homework Center outreach. After a career in the IT industry in marketing and executive positions, she is now retired and serves in the inner city mission field of South Dallas.
Suzanne is married to Co-Founder John Trahan, who together have two sons, Corey, who holds a PhD in Opera and is currently on staff at Mahidol University College of Music in Bangkok, Thailand, and Tony, who holds a Business Marketing degree from Texas Tech University. Suzanne is a member of Gateway church in Southlake, TX.
Kurt Myers, Co-Director
An IT Professional for 33 years, previous co-owner of Beyond Appraisal, Inc. and current managing partner for Brandize, Inc., Kurt has committed 50% of his time to the kids in South Dallas through the Reach4Hope ministry. He has a passion for teaching and mentoring these kids in hopes that they will follow the Lord Jesus Christ, successfully graduate from high school and either 1) go to a college or university, 2) join one of the armed forces or 3) complete vocational training through a trade school. His desire is that the Reach4Hope kids are the next generation of leaders in their communities.
Tina Myers, Co-Director
Tina spent the past 26 years of her life as a hair stylist where she met John and Suzanne Trahan, the founders of Reach4Hope. She was involved in overseas and local missions but she knew the Lord was prompting her to leave her career to serve the kids of South Dallas through Reach4Hope. She is serving Reach4Hope full time with her husband Kurt. They have relocated to the South Dallas area where they feel it is their mission field. She is attending Masters Divinity School for an Associate’s Degree in Ministry to further her knowledge and benefit the ministry.
Thank you to all of our Amazing Volunteers and College Buddies!
This work would simply not be possible without volunteers. A special “shout out” and THANK YOU goes out to our all college buddies from:
- Dallas Baptist University
- Dallas Theological Seminary
- SMU Law School
- Louisiana State University
- Texas Tech University
- Eastland College
- University of Texas, Austin
- Oklahoma University