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Cooper Health Careers Initiative at HopeWorks

Cooper Health Careers Initiative (CHCI) is a new program in partnership with several local organizations that was designed to help Camden residents interested in health care to learn valuable skills as a medical coders. CHCI will provide participants with access to pre-training support and coaching to complete a certification program in medical coding offered by Camden County College. Hopeworks will …

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Luis Turns Disappointment into Achievement!

Luis Calderon came to Hopeworks after receiving the disappointing news that he was not going to graduate high school.  He struggled a lot throughout high school but it was never because of academic challenges.  He had trouble showing up in the midst of the difficulties that were going on at home.  He was devastated when he learned just three weeks …

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August Event Attracts Old and New Alumni to Learn and Network

The Hopeworks Alumni Beacon Board hosted their second successful event on August 12th at Rutgers University – Camden. The event was an informative session about how to create and run your own business – a topic of interest requested by many alumni! Hopeworks was fortunate to host Andrea Jack, MAFM, CEO, D&P Financial Services; Taria Avery, CEO, Avery’s Pet Styling; …

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Summer Jobs Take Off

Hopeworks ‘N Camden Summer Job Program is back in full swing. Each job is comprised of a project that promotes social or environmental awareness, while building responsibility, teamwork, and professionalism in our youth. Our four ongoing projects are: Youth Healing Team The Youth Healing Team Summer Project provides an opportunity for a team of Hopeworks youth to strengthen and master …

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Hopeworks Alumni! Join us and learn how to create and run your own business

Hopeworks N’ Camden Alumni have put together an exciting and informative program on the topic of creating and running your own business. With many of the Hopeworks alumni eager to  start their own companies, our alumni board felt passionate about bringing that to light. Join us for small break out sessions, a keynote speaker, and great networking and conversations! Lunch …

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AngeI is Back on Track to Realize His Dreams!

My name is Angel Ramos and I am 22 years old.  I started Hopeworks in January and finished the training in a few months.  My motivation for coming to Hopeworks was to get myself connected to a job and develop professional skills to use upon entering the workforce. I wanted to find the motivation that I never had when enrolling …

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Hopeworks Alumni Network Starts the Summer Off

Hopeworks Alumni Network, a new and growing initiative, is off to a great start this summer! After an initial pilot in the spring of 2017, the benefits and value of regularly scheduled Alumni events, coordinated by an internal part time Hopeworks staff member and a Board of Beacon Alumni, has become very clear.  After the initial successful meeting in Princeton, …

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The First Two Townsend Scholarships are Awarded!

This month, Hopeworks awarded the first two scholarships to interns who are now Townsend Scholars.  Monica Perez-Reyes and Leaundra McCullough (Lily) are two GIS interns at very different levels of their college careers.  Lily applied for the Townsend Scholars because she is incredibly motivated to earn her Associate’s Degree in December 2017 but needed the funds to cover summer classes …

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Sharday Earns an Internship and Prepares to Move into the CRIB!

Sharday Myers started training at Hopeworks in February and recently finished the web design training.  When asked about her motivation for coming to Hopeworks, she shares “I was told about Hopeworks through a friend.  I came to Hopeworks to learn more about technology and to network with like minded people.”  Sharday openly talks about how her journey at Hopeworks was …

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Hopeworks Announces Partnership with Townsend Scholars Program

Hopeworks announces a partnership with the Townsend Scholarship program thanks to a generous gift from Judy Nadell and John Langan. The program includes an academic scholarship and stipend. By providing a scholarship to cover tuition and fees as well as a minimal stipend for living costs, the program allows young people to focus on what’s important – education and achievement. …