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Charlene Newbill Takes on New Role at Hopeworks

Charlene Newbill, former Youth Healing Team (YHT) intern and CRIB resident, has been hired as the part-time Youth Healing Team Lead! Her role will be to oversee the Youth Healing Team and collaborate with the interns, as well as work with Kate Daugherty, Healing 10 Convener at Hopeworks. As a former Youth Healing team intern, Charlene has first hand of …

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Hopeworks Gets Ready for Our New Space

Late this Spring, Hopeworks staff, trainees, and supporters will welcome the Hopeworks spirit to a new, larger space here in Camden, more than doubling the number of young people we can serve each year! Thanks to the generous support of the Townsend Foundation and many other supporters, Hopeworks can make sure that we have the space and capacity to ensure …

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Hopeworks and UrbanPromise Partnership Expands Hope

A critical part of Hopeworks’ success in preparing young people for sustainable jobs is providing internship opportunities for youth upon completion of training.  Hopeworks’ businesses offer excellent hands-on experience for interns.  But as our programs grow and the number of youth we serve continues to increase, externship partners become more and more in demand!  One of our recent partners in …

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Thank You for Making Hope Work!

Often, in our work at Hopeworks, we talk about how we are amazed by the resilience, strength and accomplishments of our young people.  Everyday, we share amazing stories of youth changing their lives, landing dream jobs, and making their communities a better place.  These stories, quite rightfully, inspire all of us at Hopeworks to do more and work harder. Too …

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Justin Connor Earns Full-Time Job at Camden Coalition

Hopeworks is proud to share that Justin Connor, certified Salesforce administrator, has earned a full time job at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, joining several other Hopeworks alumni in helping Camden heal and grow. As the new Database Assistant within the Strategy and Information Department, he will be responsible for helping implement Salesforce for the Coalition. He will begin …

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Hopeworks Launches a Successful GIS Day

On December 13, 2017, the GIS Program at Hopeworks celebrated Camden’s First Ever GIS Day at Rutgers University Camden. GIS, or Geographic Information Systems, is a technology widely used to evaluate and solve problems, and make better decisions. GIS is used in many areas including business, emergency management, crime prevention, environmental management and many others. If you ask Luis Olivieri, …

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High Praise for our Web Design Business

Because there is always so much to share about our youth at Hopeworks, it is easy to forget to highlight our three thriving businesses that provide nearly ⅓ of the revenue to fund all of Hopeworks’ good work. When our trainees finish their training, we hire many of them on as Hopeworks interns in either our Web Design team, Geographic …

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George Hernandez Joins Hopeworks as Alumni Coordinator

Hopeworks is excited to announce the appointment of George Hernandez as Hopeworks new Alumni Coordinator, building and coordinating Hopeworks alumni network to make sure all of Hopeworks youth — past and present — have access to the tools they need to achieve their dreams! George is exceptionally well suited to the role.  As a Hopeworks alumni himself, George has completed …

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Sekinah Lands a Job at Penji Inc.

What an exciting month it has been here at Hopeworks! Former Web Design Intern, Sekinah Brodie, was hired full-time as a Marketing Assistant with Penji, an exciting new, on-demand design firm based right here in Camden. Sekinah came to Hopeworks with the goal of finding meaningful employment in her desired field, and we are happy to announce that her goal …