My Life is Finally on Track!

Hello, my name is Joe Owen and my story goes like this... I came stumbling into Hopeworks with hair down to my shoulders, basketball shorts on, and feeling frustrated and fed up with working manual labor jobs.  I started the training in March and completed it in just two months.  In my short time with the program, Hopeworks helped me grow in numerous ways.

Throughout my time at Hopeworks, I had a lot of fun with the training, business exploration trips, and motivational talks.  The mock interviews helped me prepare for the real thing. The outstanding mentors guided me with making decisions and helped me take my resume to the next level. The trip to Seer Interactive was a pivotal moment which led me to land an IT job. The exceptional speakers that came in gave me hope and motivation to keep on fighting, even when the journey was hard.

Finding Hopeworks was a life-changing event for me. They helped me build up confidence and develop professional skills. Hopeworks even helped me by giving me the suit that I wore when I landed my current position as a Repair Technician at Burlington Coat Factory. It is a 3-month contract to hire at this point, but I got my foot in the door now and I feel like my life is finally on track.  

May 15, 2024
Thanks to a $1 million gift, this Kensington nonprofit is giving more young people training and work experience in tech

Hopeworks is a nonprofit that offers training and work experience in tech for young adults. They plan to expand their Kensington office and double the amount of training slots they currently offer.  Over the past few years, a media-boosted narrative about young people has emerged — they are lazy. None of them want to work, […]

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May 15, 2024
Hopeworks Announces Kensington Expansion to Meet the Overwhelming Demand to Provide Life-Changing Career Opportunities

Approximately 4,000 square feet in size, the new space will help welcome a new business within Hopeworks later this year Camden, NJ, May 15, 2024 – Hopeworks – a nonprofit and social enterprise that propels young adultsages 17 to 27 into long-term, living wage careers – today announces the expansion of its Kensingtonoffices located at […]

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May 7, 2024
The AI Impact - Education & The Workforce

Dan Rhoton, the CEO of the New Jersey-based job training nonprofit Hopeworks, firmly believes AI can help prepare underprivileged young adults to enter the workforce.  Hopeworks utilizes AI tools to upskill Camden, N.J.-area residents over 17 and connect them with local employers. Rhoton sees the technology as a way to level the playing field between […]

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