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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Kyla shares her experience publishing her first poetry book
January 14, 2020

Kyla shares her experience publishing her first poetry book

The process of producing my poetry book was indeed a long one.  It literally took months in the making. For me, my best content is written when I experience different emotions because in that...

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Staff Updates: Donshae and Esteban!
January 14, 2020

Staff Updates: Donshae and Esteban!

Donshae has been with the CRIB since 2017, consistently looking for ways to do more to create a better environment for all youth in the CRIB. He has pioneered the "realtalk" group at the CRIB,...

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Ashley transitions to New Jersey American Water
January 14, 2020

Ashley transitions to New Jersey American Water

Since 2014, we at Hopeworks have had the pleasure of witnessing and contributing to Ashley’s professional growth. She first came to Hopeworks to participate in our Hope Through School program,...

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Camden Youth Event Sponsored by Hopeworks
December 20, 2019

Camden Youth Event Sponsored by Hopeworks

Hopeworks Alumni, Yanlexis and Gaby are confident in executing their vision for a Camden youth art show, due to their experience in design and project management. Their hope for this event is to...

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Youth Healing Team trains AmeriHealth Caritas
December 20, 2019

Youth Healing Team trains AmeriHealth Caritas

This month, Hopeworks Youth Healing Team headed to Washington, D.C. to provide trauma training to staff at AmeriHealth Caritas! Our Trauma Training will help staff as they develop policies and...

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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
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
Jay Jackson

Jay Jackson

Master Coach
Jeniya Webbs

Jeniya Webbs

Marketing & Development Manager
Kate Daughtery

Kate Daughtery

Community Impact Director
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
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
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)