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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Youth Healing Team Previews Trauma Training Webinar AND Hires 2 New Interns!
May 21, 2020

Youth Healing Team Previews Trauma Training Webinar AND Hires 2 New Interns!

Trauma and toxic stress don't go away during a pandemic.  In fact, they increase and so does the need for tools and resources for nonprofits and for-profit businesses to support their teams.  To...

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Michael adapts to COVID-19 changes…and then adapts again!
May 21, 2020

Michael adapts to COVID-19 changes…and then adapts again!

Michael Cassel joined the Hopeworks Web Department as an intern early this year after completing the training and brought valuable skills to the UX (user experience) team and adapted quickly to...

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Patrice leverages Hopeworks training to jump start her post college career!
May 21, 2020

Patrice leverages Hopeworks training to jump start her post college career!

Even though few youth come to Hopeworks with a college degree, once in a while a young person recognizes the need for in-demand skills in addition to a degree. Patrice Ingram came to Hopeworks,...

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Despite the pandemic, new trainees want to change their lives and Hopeworks is here to help!
May 21, 2020

Despite the pandemic, new trainees want to change their lives and Hopeworks is here to help!

When a young person wants to change their life it doesn't matter if there is a pandemic.  Hopeworks needs to be here for them. And this month, we were here for 3 new trainees. We are happy to...

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The “New Normal” in the Training Room
April 22, 2020

The “New Normal” in the Training Room

The training room team has quickly found ways to keep current trainees engaged in their learning from home and continue to make progress in the program.  Youth continue to complete training...

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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

Caloua Zhane

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