Destin Brooks–Newest Intern in GIS!

Destin Brooks first toured Hopeworks after hearing about us from a close friend. After the tour, he realized what a great opportunity Hopeworks offered him as he is very interested in the tech field. He completed the training a couple of weeks ago and has been hired in our GIS department as their newest intern! His time and training at Hopeworks has had a very positive impact in Destin’s career. According to Destin, “Hopeworks has definitely made me a more confident person, both professionally and socially, because of the life readiness workshops, the entrepreneurship class, and academic success coaching.”

Destin’s dream career is actually to be a professional musician, however he is so eager and grateful to gain knowledge and experience in the tech field and in GIS: “The training, GIS internship, and the entrepreneurship class offered at Hopeworks are all making me more independent and marketable as a professional musician.” When asked what is different about Hopeworks from other jobs he has had, Destin says, “Hopeworks is the full package–very hands-on, and focuses on the whole person; what you’re good at; and what you can do after you’ve moved on from Hopeworks...I think there needs to be more places like Hopeworks; there needs to be this option for everyone, not just in Camden.”

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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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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