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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. …

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Get Ready for the Hopeworks Spring Hackathon!

On April 8, there will be a new sound coming from Camden’s Waterfront — the sounds of keyboards changing the world! Building off of the success of the Hopeworks Fall Camden Code Day, Hopeworks will yet again host a Spring Hackathon, bringing techies  from across the region together to work to solve select problems in Camden. This year, nonprofits can …

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Hopeworks Hires Its First Youth — Full time!

For over 16 years, Hopeworks has provided part time jobs to Camden youth through its businesses that offer website design, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and database solutions for companies across the region.  These internships have helped hundreds of youth to find the pathway to their dreams. However, thanks to the dramatic growth in the Hopeworks GIS department, Hopeworks is proud …

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Healing10 2016 in Review

If you look anywhere on the internet you will find memes like this: 2016 has been a pretty rough year for humanity it seems, but for Healing10 it was a year full of opportunity and growth. Here are the top 5 accomplishments of the Healing10 in 2016!   5) May Film Festival On May 9th, 2016 Healing10 hosted a film …

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Opportunities are growing at Hopeworks!

November was a great month for growing opportunities at Hopeworks and in Camden! First, Naomi Maldanado, one of our Salesforce interns and CRIB resident, successfully passed the Salesforce Administrator exam.  This certificate entitles Naomi to positions that, on average, pay between $45,524 – $96,413, as well as part time consulting opportunities that will allow her to pursue her dreams plan …

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Hopeworks Brings Financial Coaching to Camden!

With the support of CFED (www.cfed.org), Bank of America, Fulton Bank, and an army of volunteers, Hopeworks is bringing individualized financial coaching to Hopeworks youth! Hopeworks has been invited to participate in the 2016-2017  Bank of America Coaching and Evaluation Fellowship.  This fellowship will help Hopeworks refine and improve its financial coaching practices, and track the outcomes for current Hopeworks …

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Corey Finds Hope and a New Appreciation for Camden

Growing up in Camden for a good portion of my life I saw things that no one should ever or would ever hope to see; I saw destitution, murder, and homelessness.   I came from a single parent, single income household.   I found myself, during my junior and senior year of high school, struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. I didn’t …

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Social Work Intern: Learning While Helping

“Hi, my name is Kristen Potter and I am so excited to be part of the team at Hopeworks!  I am currently pursuing my Masters in Social Work at Rutgers Camden and am doing a one year internship working with Camden youth. I am originally from Connecticut, where I received my bachelors degree in International Affairs, and spent almost 14 …