La’Shay is one of the many young professionals who has found a way to overcome obstacles in her life, and continue to make herself, her family and the Hopeworks team tremendously proud.
Not only did she manage to complete her Adult Basic Skills requirements and receive her high school diploma this year, she was also offered a full-time job with Cooper Hospital! La’Shay previously working at McDonalds before finding Hopeworks. She then joined us as a trainee, transitioning to a GIS Team intern under the direction and support of Career Readiness Coach, Jagkirpal, and other staff.
Jagkirpal has consistently boasted about how proud he is to have worked with La’Shay and have supported her up until this point.
“I admire La'Shay's ability to keep moving forward despite facing outside barriers. At Hopeworks, she was able to obtain her diploma, enroll in nursing school, and find employment at Cooper. I'm proud of her growth and perseverance.”
That’s what it’s all about. Learning, growing, and persevering through it all. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments La’Shay, we cannot wait to see what you do in the future.
Earlier this month, we had a pop-up visit at our Camden headquarters from a very special guest! Desmond Riley is a Hopeworks alumni from the early 2000’s where we started in a small row home in North Camden. Desmond just happened to be walking down Market Street when he saw our sign on the window […]
We are excited to announce that our web team has developed and launched a new website for the impactful and well-known nonprofit, Philabundance! Philabundance works with over 350 community partners to distribute food throughout nine counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. Their very simple belief is that no one should go hungry while […]
Talk about impact, opportunity, and paving the way! We want to send a special thank you to the amazing folks at Campbell’s, Brian Roberts, Martin Bally, and the entire Infosecurity team for this kind gesture they have passed along to Lily. During a Listen and Learn event here earlier this month, Brian and Martin announced […]