Coding and Personal Development Are at the Core of a New Tech Training Center in Philadelphia

The need for a tech training center for young adults in Philadelphia was clear — just a couple of months after opening its doors, every seat at Hopeworks is not only full, it has a waiting list.

Hopeworks’ headquarters are in Camden, New Jersey, where it has trained people aged 17 to 26 in tech skills and helped connect them to employment since 2000. The average salary of a participant at the end of the program is $43,000 a year, with an 88 percent 12-month retention rate.

“We use tech, but we’re really about ending poverty,” Executive Director Dan Rhoton told The Plug. “One thing we’ve learned about how Hopeworks is if you’re going to be addressing poverty, you have to be proximate to poverty.”

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808 Market St.,
Camden, NJ 08102
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Hopeworks is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization, EIN: 31-1660671.
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