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Adria’s Next Milestone!

A few months ago, Adria Boultin shared her journey to Hopeworks.  She told us how after acceptance to Morgan State University, she struggled.  Sharing her story, Adria said, “I had difficulties adjusting to college and there were several circumstances that led me to do poorly in my first year and a half of college.  I battled illness, loss of financial …

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Hopeworks Businesses and Youth Build Solutions for the Community

The Hopeworks Web and Salesforce teams recently collaborated to build a solution called the Resource Compass. The Hopeworks teams worked with the Community Planning &  Advocacy Council (CPAC) in partnership with The Covenant for Children, Youth & Families,  The Camden County Partnership for Children, and The Office of the Attorney General to develop the Camden County Resource Compass for children, …

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Raspberry Pi Day is coming to Camden!

On August 13th, 2016 Hopeworks is proud to host Raspberry Pi Day at the Camden CoLab!  It promises to be a unique opportunity to get Camden youth and adults engaged in using technology for fun and learning! The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard …

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Bella earns her GED and a job with the GIS department

I found out about Hopeworks through Tracy Thomas from the Step Program. I wanted to get my GED and she referred me to Hopeworks. Everybody at Hopeworks is here because they want to make something out of themselves and strive everyday to be better. Being at Hopeworks was hard for me at times.  I really struggled with attending “Huddle” daily. …

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Felicia’s Full Time Job

My name is Felicia Santiago and I am currently attending Rowan University as a full-time student. During my free time, I enjoy drawing and reading a good book. I am a very passionate and determined person. My dream is to one day have my own graphic design company. I came to Hopeworks as a trainee, which turned into an experience …

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Hopeworks joins partners across Camden to launch Camden Corps Plus!

On June 2, Mayor Dana L. Redd was  joined by Congressman Donald Norcross, Camden County Freeholder Johnathan Young, City Council President Frank Moran along with City Council Members, NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Camden County One Stop, Center for Family Service, Rutgers University, and Camden County College to jointly announce the Camden Corps Plus Disconnected Youth program in …

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Hopeworks Youth partner with the White House and Camden’s Promise Zone for a Day of Civic Hacking!

On June 4th, 2016,  Hopeworks ‘N Camden joined up with the White House and Code for America to celebrate National Day of Civic Hacking. The National Day of Civic Hacking is a nationwide day of action where developers, government representatives, designers, data scientists, and other professionals come together to host civic tech events leveraging their skills to help their community. …

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Camden’s Second Hackathon is a Success!

Camden’s Second Hackathon was a tremendous success!  On April 16, just over 100 Camden residents crowded into the Camden CoLab for a day of hacking, coding, and learning! Participants learned about GitHub, JavaScript, the inner workings of a computer, PHP, prototyping, design, and much more.  Volunteers not only taught youth key technology skills, they also partnered with local nonprofits to …

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Hopeworks College Internship Program Recognized by Rowan University

This spring, Academic Success Director, Dana Covert was honored with the Rowan University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Internship Supervisor of the Year Award.  In the last two years, Hopeworks staff have worked with Rowan University to provide meaningful opportunities for students to explore nonprofit and youth development as potential career pathways.  This relationship, which initially began as one …

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Youth Story: Jennifer earns internship at Ronald McDonald House!

Entering senior year of high school, many would have decided what they wanted to pursue; although for me, that wasn’t the case. A feeling of emptiness consumed me while I rushed to meet my graduation requirements with minimum support. During a conversation with former classmates, they mentioned how Hopeworks could help me accomplish my goals and I could get steady …