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.”

View the full article here

February 13, 2024
Partners in Philanthropy 2024: Announcing this year’s 25 honorees

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 .

Read More
February 12, 2024
Booker visits Hopeworks in Camden to deliver a career talk to young adults 

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 […]

Read More
February 12, 2024
Caring in Camden: Our hometown 

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.

Read More
808 Market St.,
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 365-4673
Hopeworks is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization, EIN: 31-1660671.
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram