“Tomorrow’s Hope” brings us into the journey of passionate educators and tenacious kids and their families on the south side of Chicago, determined to carve out the future despite a sea of incredible challenges.


In the film we reunite with three present-day high school seniors who had started out in the Educare preschool’s first-ever class, exploring the continuing effects of early childhood education as they navigate their way through difficult circumstances.

While today the Educare Early Education Center is going strong, in the documentary we learn about its utterly harrowing yet remarkable early stages as “The Beethoven Project” located within “Forgotonia” – a name the film’s Portia Kennel uses to describe what was at the time the largest housing project in the world.​

Exploring the contrast of promises kept against a pervasive backdrop of promises broken, “Tomorrow’s Hope” celebrates the resilience of the human spirit.

“Tomorrow’s Hope” was produced by The Saul Zaentz Foundation which builds on the thoughtful legacy of three-time Best Picture winner Saul Zaentz’s astounding career as an independent media entrepreneur. The Foundation is primarily concerned with working to improve outcomes for poor and vulnerable minority children in the US.