Our Vision. Our Mission.
Our Action.

With a focus on education, technology, and entrepreneurship, Hopeworks provides a positive, healing atmosphere that propels young people to build strong futures and break the cycle of violence and poverty in Camden, New Jersey.

We connect youth to life-changing opportunities where their growing technology skills go to work for enterprising businesses within our community. The real-world, on-the-job experience they gain raises their potential and benefits our partners.

Our History

Some of Hopeworks' proudest
achievements

SJ Nonprofit Organization of the Year
<2017>

SJ Nonprofit Organization of the Year

Nonprofit Development Center of Southern NJ
Dannyelle Austin appointed to the board of the Samuel S. Fels Fund
<2018>

Dannyelle Austin appointed to the board of the Samuel S. Fels Fund

Samuel S. Fels Fund
Dan Rhoton received the “Seek the Power of Different” award
<2018>

Dan Rhoton received the “Seek the Power of Different” award

Campbell's Soup
Annual Scattergood Foundation Innovation Award
<2017>

Annual Scattergood Foundation Innovation Award

Scattergood Foundation
Tech Impact AllStar
<2017>

Tech Impact AllStar

Comcast Universal and NBCUniversal
Nonprofit Organization of the Year
<2016>

Nonprofit Organization of the Year

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
10,000 Small Businesses Alumni
<2016>

10,000 Small Businesses Alumni

Goldman Sachs

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Hopeworks Welcomes Tina and Melinda to our Life Readiness Team
September 23, 2019

Hopeworks Welcomes Tina and Melinda to our Life Readiness Team

This month, Hopeworks has welcomed two new Life Readiness Coaches! We are lucky to have both Tina and Melinda join us.  Celestina Anino is from Tampa, FL but moved to Camden after...

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More Young People Changing Their Lives with Jobs!
September 23, 2019

More Young People Changing Their Lives with Jobs!

August might be a sleepy summer month elsewhere, but, for Hopeworks, our young people were busy earning high wage jobs to transform their lives! In the last month, Iridian Moratin finished...

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G.I.S. Welcomes New Members to the Team
September 19, 2019

G.I.S. Welcomes New Members to the Team

Congratulations to Zora Davis, Samantha Stefanoni, Timothy Vo, Jahmir Mungo and Ulises Ventura for starting their internships in our G.I.S. department! We're excited to have these talented new team...

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Two More Hopeworks Alumni Begin Work at American Water
August 20, 2019

Two More Hopeworks Alumni Begin Work at American Water

Two more Hopeworks alumni -- Pabel Arizaga and Chris Newbill -- are continuing their professional journey with full time positions at American Water, right here in Camden! After serving time in...

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Our Staff

Alia  Sutton-Bey

Alia Sutton-Bey

Director of Operations & Youth Development
Annie Rose Webb

Annie Rose Webb

Web Development Director
Billimarie Lubiano Robinson

Billimarie Lubiano Robinson

Director of Web Development
Carol Dann

Carol Dann

Adult Basic Skills Program Manager
Dan Krause

Dan Krause

Business Development
Dan Rhoton

Dan Rhoton

Executive Director
Erich Smith

Erich Smith

Training Room Manager
Jay Jackson

Jay Jackson

Master Coach
Jeniya Webbs

Jeniya Webbs

Marketing & Development Manager
Kate Daughtery

Kate Daughtery

Community Impact Director
Kadeem Pratt

Kadeem Pratt

GIS Team Manager
Lawrence Burden

Lawrence Burden

Life Readiness Coach
Luis Olivieri

Luis Olivieri

GIS Director
Melinda Renuart

Melinda Renuart

Life Readiness Coach
Nicola Hampton

Nicola Hampton

Director of Administration
Nicole Olivieri

Nicole Olivieri

CRIB Manager
Shawneeq Pettey-Ford

Shawneeq Pettey-Ford

Adult Basic Skills Instructor
Taylor Davis

Taylor Davis

College Success Coach
Tina Anino

Tina Anino

Life Readiness Coach
Triana Martinez

Triana Martinez

Assistant Director of Life Readiness
Valerie Buickerood

Valerie Buickerood

Director of Engagement & Communications

Board of Directors

President:

Brad Aronson

Angel Investor

Vice President:

Marlene L. Olshan

CEO, Vetri Community Partnership

Treasurer:

TJ Lynch

Senior Vice President of Finance and Marketing, NFI Industries

Members:

Josh Angotti

Executive Director, Video Product Management at Comcast Corporation

Christina Mattison

President & CEO, Mattison Advisors LLC  

Daniel Rhynhart

Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Brian Simmermon

CIO, Advanced Call Center Technologies

Yesenia Veysman

Analyst Operations Solutions & Standards, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Hopeworks alumni

Lakshmi Stockham

Sr. Vice President, Retail Product Development, TD Bank

Will Toms

Chief Creative Officer, REC

Emeritus:

Dr. Sandra Bloom

Co-Director at Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, School of Public Health, Drexel University

Annual Reports

Learn about the impact we’ve made during another successful year at Hopeworks.

Impact Report Financial Report 990 (2017) 990 (2016)