The responsibility of the Board of Directors is to oversee the governance of the agency, ensuring that the mission of HOPES Community Action Partnership, Incorporated (HOPES CAP, Inc.) and agency goals are being met through strategic planning while maintaining financial stability. One-third of the Board of Directors represent the target population that HOPES serves, one-third represent the local business and professional community, and one-third represent elected officials from the local area. The Board of Directors includes a Head Start Policy Council Liaison that serves for a year term.