Hopeworks Alumna at the National Youth Employment Coalition Conference

This year, Amber Williams, a Hopeworks alumna and CRIB resident attended the National Youth Employment Coalition Conference held in Washington D.C. There she was able to participate in various panel discussions and provide a youth perspective on the challenges of gaining employment. During the breakout sessions, Amber learned valuable information about youth and workforce development from non-profit professionals all around the country. For instance, she was able to hear about the challenges nonprofits experience while trying to create a pathway for youth success and how they overcome them. Still, in many instances, Amber says she was the “expert” through the first-hand experience in trauma-informed care and from having served with AmeriCorps for a year. Amber added that this experience reinforced her own desires to create an organization and to continue working with youth in workforce development.

Currently, Amber is a team leader in an AmeriCorps program run by JEVS Human Services, known as TechServ. This program provides STEM education to underserved communities while also providing real-world work experience to the young adults that they employ.

The NYEC Conference was Amber’s first opportunity to attend an out of state conference for work and says that it was “a super exciting experience.”

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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