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

Nonprofit Organization of the Year
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Nonprofit Organization of the Year

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
10,000 Small Businesses Alumni
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10,000 Small Businesses Alumni

Goldman Sachs

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A Great Night for Hopeworks – and Camden Youth!
October 19, 2018

A Great Night for Hopeworks – and Camden Youth!

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, dignitaries from all over the region gathered at the Adventure Aquarium for Hopeworks Annual Gala honoring Camden Police Chief J. Scott Thomson with this year’s...

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Hopeworks 2018 Camden Code Day is Coming!
September 17, 2018

Hopeworks 2018 Camden Code Day is Coming!

On Saturday, October 20th, Camden will once again host Camden’s Code Day, bringing together youth from across the city alongside volunteers from EPAM, Subaru, Penji, Comcast, and many others to...

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Julius Patterson Continues Helping Our Community!
September 17, 2018

Julius Patterson Continues Helping Our Community!

Julius Patterson, one of Hopeworks inspirational youth recently featured on Fox29 news, is continuing his professional journey and helping others by joining the staff of Public Health Management...

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Caloua Lowe Hired at Seer Interactive!
August 15, 2018

Caloua Lowe Hired at Seer Interactive!

As a kid from a small town who once had very little access to internet (outside from the public library), I can’t believe I am about to become an Intern at one of the top Digital Marketing agencies...

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Our Staff

Dan Rhoton

Dan Rhoton

Executive Director
Valerie Buickerood

Valerie Buickerood

Director of Engagement & Communications
Dannyelle Austin

Dannyelle Austin

Director of Operations & Youth Development
Manuel Torres

Manuel Torres

Director of Business Development
Luis Olivieri

Luis Olivieri

GIS Director
Jay Jackson

Jay Jackson

Master Coach
Jeniya Webbs

Jeniya Webbs

Development Associate
Billimarie Lubiano Robinson

Billimarie Lubiano Robinson

Director of Web Development
Skye Horbrook

Skye Horbrook

Lead Trainer
Chris Newbill

Chris Newbill

GIS Technician
Kate Daughtery

Kate Daughtery

Community Impact Director
Triana Martinez

Triana Martinez

Assistant Director of Life Readiness
Lillian Rorick

Lillian Rorick

Life Readiness Coach
Carol Dann

Carol Dann

Adult Basic Skills Program Manager
Charlene Newbill

Charlene Newbill

Youth Healing Team Lead
George Hernandez

George Hernandez

Alumni Coordinator
Kadeem Pratt

Kadeem Pratt

GIS Team Manager
Nicole Olivieri

Nicole Olivieri

CRIB Manager
Soley Berrios

Soley Berrios

College Success Coach
Shawneeq Pettey-Ford

Shawneeq Pettey-Ford

Adult Basic Skills Instructor
Nicola Hampton

Nicola Hampton

Director of Administration
Patrick Kennelly

Patrick Kennelly

Life Readiness Jesuit Volunteer
Alec Cassel

Alec Cassel

De Sales Volunteer
Taylor Davis

Taylor Davis

Academic Success Coach

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

Secretary:
Kathleen Duffy
Early Literacy Specialist, Children’s Literacy Initiative

Members:
Josh Angotti
Executive Director, Video Product Management at Comcast Corporation

Kelly Grieco
Regional Director of Major & Planned Gifts at Springpoint Senior Living

Christina Mattison
President & CEO, Mattison Advisors LLC

Agata Reyes
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Destination Maternity

Daniel Rhynhart
Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Jeremy Sunkett
Vice President of Strategy, Elwyn

Brian Simmermon
CIO, Subaru of America

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

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