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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 …

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Professional Mentors Make a Difference for Interns

Brad Aronson, Hopeworks Board Member and entrepreneurial leader, has been volunteering and providing professional coaching to interns in the GIS department.  According to Brad, “In our coaching sessions we talk about and practice a wide range of skills from networking with tech professionals, to interviewing, to excelling on the job. The majority of the discussions are driven by whatever is …

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The Very Model of a Modern Major AHA Moment

Like pretty much everyone else in the world right now, I have been obsessed with Hamilton for about a year. On about my thousandth listen of the song “Right Hand Man”, which introduces General Washington, I noticed a line that tugged at my brain. Washington says “Now I’m the model of a modern major general The venerated Virginian veteran whose …

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It’s As Simple As Following the Manual… Or Is It?

How implementing trauma Informed care is like building an IKEA shelf. I just moved across the country to the Philadelphia area to start working as an Americorp VISTA in Camden, New Jersey. I am working with the Healing 10 collaboration to bring a trauma informed paradigm to Camden, arguably one of the most traumatized cities in the US. At the …

Code Day

Camdens 3rd Hackathon is Coming! On October 15, Hopeworks, along with its community partners, will host Camden’s third Hackathon and Code Day at the Waterfront Technology Center in Camden, NJ. Participants from 6-99 will learn about basic, intermediate and advanced coding from industry experts and people working in the field! Topics include github, javascript, the inner workings of a computer, …

Tech Talks

Hopeworks Brings Free Tech Talks to Camden!   Is your website effective?     Is it attractive?  Up to date?  Is it responsive, mobile ready, and inclusive? Do you know the answers to these questions?  Most business and nonprofit leaders don’t. Hopeworks is looking to change that.  Beginning in September, Hopeworks is beginning its monthly “Tech Talks” series, sharing our …