This year the Business Journal is recognizing 25 partnerships for their philanthropic work across Greater Philadelphia. Visit the site for the full article here or click here .
August might be a sleepy summer month elsewhere, but, for Hopeworks, our young people were busy earning high wage jobs to transform their lives!
In the last month, Iridian Moratin finished Hopeworks Medical Assistant training program and translated that into a full time job at Cooper Hospital. Leveraging the unique partnership between Rutgers Rowan Board of Governors, Hopeworks, and Camden County College, Iridian is now on her way to a rewarding career in the medical field.
Iridian is not the only Hopeworks young person on the move. Marcel Nighe-Tezeh has joined the Philadelphia Parking Authority, helping them deploy and maintain PC’s and other systems across their network. Coming from Cameroon at the age of 17, Marcel recently shared, “many of the people that I know are still working in warehouses; I get to have a career in tech!”
Finally, Being Design has hired two more Hopeworks youth to join their team! Carlos Pagan and Kayla Evans joined the Being Design team, helping the company help “socially conscious organizations increase their impact in a digitally integrated world.” You can see Kayla’s reaction to getting hired here and see what Carlos had to say here
Last week, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker visited Hopeworks, a nonprofit and social enterprise that propels young adults ages 17 to 27 into long-term living wage careers from its headquarters in Camden. During the visit, Booker (D-N.J.) toured the facility, engaged in a dynamic career talk with young adults and greeted board members and corporate partners of […]
We have called Camden, New Jersey home since 1869. It’s why we’ve proudly partnered for years with incredible organizations that provide essential services to Camden residents. In addition to making monetary donations, we’re committed to volunteering and finding ways for employees to make meaningful improvements in the community. Read the full article here.