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.

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 .

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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 […]

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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.

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808 Market St.,
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 365-4673
Hopeworks is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization, EIN: 31-1660671.
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