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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FIVE new internships earned this month!
October 24, 2019

FIVE new internships earned this month!

October has been a month of opportunity for Hopworks youth. We have five new interns to congratulate for starting new positions in various departments! Adri has impressed us with their artwork...

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Alia and Lawrence have joined our team
October 24, 2019

Alia and Lawrence have joined our team

October has been a wonderful month for Hopeworks. We are happy to share that we now have a full life readiness team! Life readiness is so critical to Hopeworks mission and with a full team of...

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Jared Joins the Team at Open Forge
October 24, 2019

Jared Joins the Team at Open Forge

All of Hopeworks is proud to share that Jared Bradshaw, after completing his training at Hopeworks and interning in the communications department, has been hired full time at OpenForge, joining...

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Hopeworks Holds 1st Ever Pitch Competition at Our Annual Code Day
October 24, 2019

Hopeworks Holds 1st Ever Pitch Competition at Our Annual Code Day

In many ways, the scene was a familiar one at Hopeworks -- youth and community members, huddled over screens, learning to code and to use technology to change their lives.  However, it was...

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Xavier gets his High School Diploma
October 24, 2019

Xavier gets his High School Diploma

A few months ago, we introduced you to Xavier Hilton as he started his internship with the Youth Healing Team. Xavier first came to Hopeworks almost three years ago, with the goal of getting his...

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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)