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 and Linode Honored with the “Faces of Philanthropy” Award
April 29, 2021

Hopeworks and Linode Honored with the “Faces of Philanthropy” Award

Hopeworks and Linode, a Philadelphia-based cloud-hosting company, were recently recognized with a Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2021 “Faces of Philanthropy award for an innovative...

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Natalie Ortiz – Becoming a Better Me!
April 29, 2021

Natalie Ortiz – Becoming a Better Me!

Hi, my name is Natalie Ortiz, and I was referred to HopeWorks by a friend. Before Hopeworks, I didn't know what I wanted to do in the future. I originally wanted to be a Cosmetologist and gave...

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David Clark is the Hopeworks training room’s newest intern.
March 25, 2021

David Clark is the Hopeworks training room’s newest intern.

David Clark was attending high school in Camden and was struggling to stay focused and motivated with virtual learning. David admits he was more interested in sports than in academics, so high...

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Kadijah Mustapha joins the team at Benefits Data Trust!
March 25, 2021

Kadijah Mustapha joins the team at Benefits Data Trust!

“If I learned anything from being at Hopeworks, I learned that resilience is one of the keys to success. Life will throw anything and everything at you but in order to receive what you want and...

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Allissa Connor is second Hopeworks Alumni to join the team at OpenForge!
February 24, 2021

Allissa Connor is second Hopeworks Alumni to join the team at OpenForge!

Allissa Connor came to Hopeworks after completing high school. She was interested in design and coding and watched her brother Justin succeed at achieving his goals and earn a job as a Salesforce...

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Our Staff

Carlos Pagan

Carlos Pagan

GIS Team Lead
Jagkirpal Channa

Jagkirpal Channa

Career Readiness Coach
Angel Serrano

Angel Serrano

Director of Development
Riscee Langhorne

Riscee Langhorne

Director of Career Partnership
Charlene Newbill

Charlene Newbill

Recruitment Specialist
Luisa Lechuga

Luisa Lechuga

Youth Training Specialist
Adolphus Johnson

Adolphus Johnson

Training Room Manager
Grace Manning

Grace Manning

Community Manager of the Cohen Technology Center
Jase Elam

Jase Elam

Youth Healing Team Lead
Lindajoy Harris

Lindajoy Harris

Director of Business
Whateeka McCoy

Whateeka McCoy

CRIB Presence
Romell Parham

Romell Parham

CRIB Presence
Reggie Teemer

Reggie Teemer

CRIB Presence
David Martinez

David Martinez

CRIB Presence
Yanlexis Arizaga

Yanlexis Arizaga

Design Lead
Semaj Sullivan

Semaj Sullivan

Business Development Associate
Sekinah Brodie

Sekinah Brodie

Content Creation Specialist
Corey Thorpe

Corey Thorpe

Alumni Coordinator
Da’Shek Boone

Da’Shek Boone

Youth Training Specialist
Fred Harris

Fred Harris

Career Readiness Coach
Deborah Grandinetti

Deborah Grandinetti

College Success Coach - Langan Scholars
Onna Jones

Onna Jones

Resource Navigator
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 Director
Dan Rhoton

Dan Rhoton

Executive Director
Donshae Joyner

Donshae Joyner

CRIB Manager
Erich Smith

Erich Smith

Google IT Coordinator
Esteban Romero

Esteban Romero

GIS Coordinator
Jay Jackson

Jay Jackson

Director of Career Partnership and Alumni Support
Eugene Principato

Eugene Principato

Marketing Strategy Lead
Kate Daughtery

Kate Daughtery

Community Impact Director
Lauren Vaughann

Lauren Vaughann

Career Readiness Coach
Lawrence Burden

Lawrence Burden

Assistant Director of Career Readiness
LeAundra McCullough

LeAundra McCullough

GIS Lead
Luis Olivieri

Luis Olivieri

GIS Director
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

Board of Directors

President:

Brad Aronson Angel Investor

Vice President:

Christina Mattison President & CEO, Mattison Advisors LLC

Treasurer:

Mark Sarvary Retired CEO and President

Members:
Josh Angotti Executive Director, Video Product Management at Comcast Corporation

Caloua Lowe-Gonzalez, Creative Entrepreneur & Sr. Marketing Associate at Seer Interactive, Hopeworks Alumni

Daniel Rhynhart Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Rick Myers Vice President of Customer Support & Customer Success, Linode

Lakshmi Stockham Sr. Vice President, Retail Product Development, TD Bank

Melissa Smith Holman Enterprises

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 2020 Impact Report 2019 Financial Report 990 (2019-18) 990 (2017)