Luis Turns Disappointment into Achievement!

Luis Calderon came to Hopeworks after receiving the disappointing news that he was not going to graduate high school.  He struggled a lot throughout high school but it was never because of academic challenges.  He had trouble showing up in the midst of the difficulties that were going on at home.  He was devastated when he learned just three weeks before graduation that despite passing grades, he did not have enough credits to get his diploma and would have to repeat his senior year of high school.  Coming to Hopeworks was an opportunity for him to start fresh and get his GED.  He had no intention of returning back to high school and found excitement in being able to learn more about coding while working toward earning his high school diploma.  In just two months, Luis not only passed all five sections of the HiSet, earning him his diploma, but also completed the web design training at Hopeworks.  

When asked what advice he would give to others, he says “no matter the troubles life throws at you, always push on and that is what I will do for the future.”  Being at Hopeworks helped Luis learn to push forward despite his setbacks.  Luis plans to enroll in college and study computer programming and engineering.  

 

 

 

May 29, 2024
Jordan Sets Sail to Begin His Welding Journey at the Philly Ship Yard!

Jordan Shirer joined Hopeworks about 4 months ago, after hearing about our program, and knew that it would be a great opportunity for him to change his life! After completing his training, internship, and a grueling testing and application process,  Jordan has been accepted into the Philly Shipyard Apprenticeship Program for welding! This is an intensive […]

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May 25, 2024
First Medical Assistant Program Graduates Secure Employment!

We are thrilled to announce that after weeks of intense coursework, hands-on clinical training, and certification testing, students of our first Medical Assistant cohort has secured employment! Huge congratulations go out to Elise Vogues, Monica Amador, and Aniage Brown, for this great accomplishment. Elise and Monica have both accepted full-time job offers with Virtua Health, and Aniage Brown has received […]

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May 23, 2024
Hopeworks Takes Over #DellTechWorld Conference In Las Vegas!

Last week, a few of our young professionals were presented the amazing opportunity to attend the #DellTechWorld conference in Las Vegas! Check out this clip of our young professionals joining the CEO of Dell Technologies, Michael Dell on stage during his incredible Keynote Address  A few of the conference highlights included hearing the stories of people like Ing. Katya Echazarreta (the first […]

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