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Youth Healing Team Wins the 2017 Scattergood Foundation Innovation Award!

On April 4th, Hopeworks joined four other nationally recognized organizations in Seattle, Washington as nominees of the Scattergood Foundation Innovation Award at the National Council of Behavioral Health Conference.  With great surprise and gratitude – WE WON!  The award was accepted by Gemyra Winn, a member of the Hopeworks Youth Healing Team. Below is her recount of the experience. Winning …

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Interns and Alumni Share their Hopeworks Journey and Insight

On April 5th, a group of five interns and alumni participated in a panel discussion to share their experience at Hopeworks and their insights into how they have been impacted by it.  Interns Willem Schrieks, Charlene Newbill, and Sekinah Brodie, joined alumni Marcus Williams and India Lee as they expressed gratitude for the opportunities presented to them at Hopeworks.  Moderator …

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Hopeworks Holds Camden’s 4th Hackathon

On Saturday, April 8, volunteers, youth, and mentors from all over Camden, and all over the region, came together to make Camden a better place through technology. Sponsored by Fulton Bank and Comcast, and with partnership and support from Subaru of America, Starbucks, MobiWebcom, Inc., Waterfront Labs, and Microsoft, Camden Charter School Network, and the Camden School District, the day …

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Sekinah Brodie is Web Department’s Newest Intern!

Sekinah Brodie is the newest intern in the Hopeworks ‘N Camden Web Design Department.  She came to Hopeworks in November of 2016 after feeling stuck in jobs that she was not passionate about.  She graduated from Montclair State University in 2013 with a degree in Communications.  Interestingly enough, Sekinah learned about Hopeworks through Facebook which connects well to her dream …

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Zamaria joins the Youth Healing Team

Hello my name is Zamaria McClary.  I am 17 years old and attend Freedom Prep Charter High School.  I joined the Youth Healing Team because it allows me to have the opportunity to teach others about trauma and how to help someone who has faced a traumatic experience.  My experience on the Youth Healing Team has been exciting, especially since …

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A Community in Healing: Rolling Out Trauma Informed Practices

On Febuary 27th, Healing10 and The Center for Urban Research and Education held a summit titled “A Community in Healing: Rolling Out Trauma Informed Practices”. Healing10 is a cross-sector coalition, sponsored by Hopeworks ‘N Camden. The collaboration of Camden organizations share a transformative vision for the City: infuse a trauma-informed approach to services and care across all organizations that interact …

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Help Hopeworks Youth Healing Team Win a National Award!

Earlier this month, Hopeworks received word that the Hopeworks Youth Healing Team was one of Five National Finalists for the prestigious Scattergood Innovation Award! The winner receives the Scattergood Innovation Award and a $25,000 cash gift for their program. The Scattergood Foundation and National Council for Behavioral Health will work to promote and share all finalists’ work nationally. All submissions, …

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Hopeworks’ Alumni Gather for Kick-off Event

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Hopeworks alumni gathered at the home of Mark and Judy Sarvary to kick-off the newly formed “Beacon Board”.  Seventeen years after its founding, Hopeworks has a wonderful network of alumni who are eager to reconnect with each other and to provide guidance to the next generation of alumni! Hopeworks’ friends Mark and Judy hosted 18 …

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Hopeworks Alumna Returns to Give Back!

Hopeworks is excited to welcome India Lee, our newest academic success volunteer and member of the newly formed alumni board.  India is 23 years old and first learned about Hopeworks while attending Sacred Heart school when she was in the 7th grade.  She joined the program shortly after participating in an information session about Hopeworks at her school.  Reflecting back …

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Monica Earns an Internship and Moves into the CRIB!

My name is Monica Perez-Reyes and I am currently a GIS intern with Hopeworks ‘N Camden.  I first learned about Hopeworks when Dannyelle Austin, Director of Youth Impact, visited the Gateway to College program.  When she came to our class, she talked about the academic support opportunities and the web design training.  I was excited about both of these opportunities. …