Kofi Hope founded the Black Youth Coalition Against Violence
Kofi Hope (BA 2006 Innis) has won a Rhodes Scholarship for 2007. The prestigious scholarship provides a stipend and tuition expenses at the University of Oxford for two years, with an option for a third year. Hope, 23, graduated with an honours BA in political science and a minor in religion and African studies while at Innis College. Throughout university, he was a leader on the issue of violence in the African-Canadian community. He is the founder of the Black Youth Coalition Against Violence, which organized the BLING (Bring Love In Not Guns) summit last year as a response to gun violence in Toronto. While at Oxford, Hope will pursue a master’s in philosophy with a focus on political theory. Each year, 11 Rhodes scholarships are designated for Canada, with two being awarded to Ontario residents.