Youth Healing Team

Youth Healing Team Newsletter Article   The Hopeworks Youth Healing Team is a group of hardworking and empathetic teens motivated to help change the trajectory for youth like themselves by helping others understand and operate using a trauma informed framework.  Since 2014, the Youth Healing Team has trained 900 people in more than 30 different sessions. Their biggest client is …

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Youth Story – George

George Hernandez Enrolls in Rowan University George Hernandez is one of over ten youth who recently re-enrolled in college after having been out of school for some time.  He originally learned about Hopeworks through an ad that was posted on Craigslist in February of 2016.  When he first came to Hopeworks, he already had an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design …

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Hopeworks Welcomes New Jesuit Volunteer Corp Member!

Hello! My name is Lily Rorick. I graduated last spring from Gonzaga University, where I double-majored in Psychology and Political Science. After graduating, I joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and moved from Seattle to Camden to join the team at Hopeworks.  I will spend the next year living in Camden with five other volunteers, each of whom are serving at …

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Hopeworks Youth Present Important Story Maps to HUD Officials

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, Hopeworks youth were presented with a challenge during the National Day of Civic Hacking. Could they use publicly available data to create tools that would allow Camden’s residents to truly analyze the progress of their city, particularly under the new Promise Zone Initiative?  Through the Initiative, the Federal government will work strategically with local leaders …

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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 …