Papa Rap On Stage

Al “Papa Rap” Lopez, popular Hispanic radio personality and Springdale Public Schools community liaison, brought his unique style of music and message to the Hope Public Schools Dec. 9. Seen here at the Hope Academy of Public Service campus, Lopez appeared at each HPS campus prior to an evening performance and motivational program at Hempstead Hall, sponsored through the ESOL Program of the Hope Public Schools. More than a hundred parents and students attended the evening program in which Lopez used music and humor to emphasize the need to bridge cultures to allow non-English speaking students to succeed in school. – Hope Public Schools