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

Featured Posts

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HOPEWORKS YOUTH ARE LANDING JOBS – IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PANDEMIC
July 23, 2020

HOPEWORKS YOUTH ARE LANDING JOBS – IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PANDEMIC

Even as the world experiences an unprecedented pandemic and economic downturn, Hopeworks youth -- with their unique mix of technical expertise, drive, and resilience -- are getting and keeping...

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Anthony believes he makes smarter decisions because of his GIS internship.
July 23, 2020

Anthony believes he makes smarter decisions because of his GIS internship.

Often referred to as "The Mayor", Anthony was very excited to learn something new when he heard he earned an internship in the GIS Department. This was a huge deal to Anthony because he...

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For Alicia, “Hopeworks has given me another chance to make a better future for myself.”
July 23, 2020

For Alicia, “Hopeworks has given me another chance to make a better future for myself.”

I was looking for a job that could teach me new skills and at the same time, I wanted to better my life. So after I read about Hopeworks offering training and Adult Basic Skills (ABS) classes, I had...

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For Jilimarie, “Hopeworks to me, means success!”
July 23, 2020

For Jilimarie, “Hopeworks to me, means success!”

When Jili walked through the doors of Hopeworks she had just lost her management position at Checkers and her sister told her she should come to Hopeworks. Her sister, Alejandra, was already a...

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Adriana Moves on to a New Job Despite a Pandemic!
June 22, 2020

Adriana Moves on to a New Job Despite a Pandemic!

Adri recently completed an internship in the Hopeworks Web Department as the lead designer for the team. Adri had also been working wth Alliance for Watershed Education as an assistant helping to...

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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
Carol Dann

Carol Dann

Adult Basic Skills Curriculum Manager
Charlene Newbill

Charlene Newbill

Youth Healing Team Lead
Dan Krause

Dan Krause

Business Development
Dan Rhoton

Dan Rhoton

Executive Director
Donshae Joyner

Donshae Joyner

CRIB Manager
Erich Smith

Erich Smith

Training Room Manager
Esteban Romero

Esteban Romero

GIS Coordinator
Eugene Principato

Eugene Principato

Business Development Coach
Jay Jackson

Jay Jackson

Master Coach
Kate Daughtery

Kate Daughtery

Community Impact Director
Lauren Vaughann

Lauren Vaughann

Life Readiness Coach
Lawrence Burden

Lawrence Burden

Life Readiness Coach
LeAundra McCullough

LeAundra McCullough

GIS Lead
Luis Olivieri

Luis Olivieri

GIS Director
Melinda Renuart

Melinda Renuart

Life Readiness Coach
Nicola Hampton

Nicola Hampton

Director of Administration
Paul Caris

Paul Caris

GIS Sr. Manager
Shawneeq Pettey-Ford

Shawneeq Pettey-Ford

Adult Basic Skills Program Manager
Taylor Davis

Taylor Davis

College Success Coach
Tina Anino

Tina Anino

Life Readiness Coach
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

Rick Myers

Vice President of Customer Support & Customer Success, Linode

Lakshmi Stockham

Sr. Vice President, Retail Product Development, TD Bank

Will Toms

Chief Creative Officer, REC

Caloua Zhane

Digital Marketer/Graphic Design Entrepreneur & 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 990 (2019-18) 990 (2017)