We are Transforming the Future of Health

City of Hope is not just treating illness – we are helping create a culture of health that prevents disease through a five-year cancer prevention initiative funded by a $2.5 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
Our efforts are reducing the risk of cancer and diabetes by promoting healthy eating and physical activity through:
Community programs

Cooking Classes

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City of Hope's Teaching Kitchen offers free cooking classes over a four-week period for beginning, intermediate and experienced cooks. Led by a certified chef, the Savoring Hope Cooking Classes offer fun and engaging tips on how to prepare healthy meals. Additionally, we are developing a food garden on our campus to educate the community about sustainable gardening and increase access to healthy food choices.
Healthy Living

Community Outreach

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Eco Urban Gardens at Arroyo High School
City of Hope is excited to participate in such an amazing partnership. The garden at Arroyo High School is created in part through funding by City of Hope in partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. This farm project will expand on the current footprint and build an aquaponics system, more garden beds, an outdoor kitchen, a garden labyrinth and a demonstration garden. The ultimate vision is to create a culture of health and well-being through a fully integrated garden. The garden involves school stakeholders (students, teachers, maintenance/facilities, STEAM, culinary arts) who participate in all the planning and execution of the project. The project is managed by Eco Urban Gardens, one of City of Hope’s 2017 Healthy Living Grant Community Benefit recipient. 


City of Hope is working with K-12 schools to increase students’ awareness of nutrition, science, and health, and to help create pipeline of underrepresented students interested in STEM careers with the San Gabriel Valley Science Education Partnership Award Collaborative (SGV SEPAC).
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Physical Activity

City of Hope's five-week Eat Move Live! program encourages physical activity and healthy eating for adults and also offers a weeklong summer program for children. These classes teach families practical nutritional skills, such as reading food labels and preparing healthy meals, as well as offering fun physical activities such as dance and Zumba. Classes are available in both English and Spanish.
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Nutrition Research Awards

City of Hope’s partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is advancing scientific and medical breakthroughs that will save lives. The initiative is supporting research into the association between cancer, lifestyle and diet in partnership with scientists at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. The goals of the annual awards are to 1) promote collaboration between City of Hope and Ludwig investigators and 2) provide seed support funding to obtain preliminary data in basic biomedical, clinical and/or translational research relevant to nutrition and cancer with the goal and development practical applications.

Contact Us

For more information about program activities and to get involved, contact:
Nancy Clifton-Hawkins, MPS, MCHES
[email protected]

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help individuals throughout the world living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage. The Foundation invests in 11 program areas, including providing access to safe water, supporting transition age foster youth, ending chronic homelessness, hospitality workforce development, disaster relief and recovery, helping young children affected by HIV and AIDS, and supporting the work of Catholic sisters. In addition, following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.7 billion in grants, distributing $112.5 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2018. The Foundation’s current assets are approximately $2.8 billion. For more information, please visit www.hiltonfoundation.org.