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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Genesis’ journey brings her to the Youth Healing Team
February 21, 2020

Genesis’ journey brings her to the Youth Healing Team

Genesis Sanchez is the Youth Healing Team's newest intern. We asked her to share her journey with us here: I started training at Hopeworks in February of last year. I was working at McDonalds...

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Zora and Maleny are GrayHair Software’s newest employees!
February 21, 2020

Zora and Maleny are GrayHair Software’s newest employees!

Just last month, two Hopeworks interns, Zora Davis and Maleny Velasquez earned full-time jobs as product support specialists at GrayHair Software. The Mount Laurel based company is the industry...

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Hopeworks Alumni, Yanlexis and Gabby, are creating an art community for young Camden artists!
February 20, 2020

Hopeworks Alumni, Yanlexis and Gabby, are creating an art community for young Camden artists!

Gabrielle Lee and Yanlexis Arizaga. Hopeworks Alum, have been working hard to create a space that will give youth in our community a chance to broadcast their work (whether business services, art in...

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Patrick and Rosemary start their careers at Cooper Hospital!
February 20, 2020

Patrick and Rosemary start their careers at Cooper Hospital!

Hopeworks is proud to announce that two longtime Hopeworks youth, Patrick Findelator and Rosemary Irizarry, have joined the staff of Cooper Hospital as part of the innovative Cooper Health Careers...

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WE BELIEVE HOPE BELONGS TO EVERYONE!
January 23, 2020

WE BELIEVE HOPE BELONGS TO EVERYONE!

Hopeworks and The Hummel Family Foundation announce that applications are now being accepted for the Camden Capacity Fund, a fund dedicated to helping nonprofits and small businesses in Camden get...

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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)