Feel Good Story of The Month: Desmond Riley

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 of our new location and decided to walk in. He was greeted by our staff and given a tour where he was blown away by the growth of the program since he was last involved.

”I can’t believe this program is still around! I was just walking by and saw the sign on the window, so I decided to check it out.”

During the tour, he was further surprised to see his picture hanging on the wall along with hundreds of others that have been collected over the years. We were ecstatic to learn that Desmond currently has a successful career in the healthcare field, has recently started a family, and is living life to the fullest.

Moments like these speak for themselves. Being able to see the visual transformation from a trainee over 10 years ago to a Hopeworks alumni and family man with a very successful career.

This is why we do what we do.

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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