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Check it out: Hopeworks’ young pros made this website highlighting Camden’s biz district

June 28, 2023
Just across the Delaware River, the Camden Special Services District (CSSD) has a new tool to share the happenings of its local small business and arts community, thanks to the work of young technologists. CSSD partnered with Hopeworks, a tech education nonprofit that helps young adults establish tech careers, to develop the website My Downtown Camden. This […]
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New Website Integrates Downtown Camden Events, Restaurants, Businesses

June 27, 2023
CAMDEN – The city has a lot of small businesses operating downtown. At the same time, many downtown events are being sponsored by different stakeholders. How could it all be pulled together to inform the community? That was the question Nathaniel Echeverria and his team considered when they decided a website with directories of both […]
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These 20 innovators are PHL Inno's 2023 Fire Awards honorees

June 26, 2023
It’s been a tough year for startups, with many forced to tighten their belts and lay off employees as venture capital funding dried up. Despite the national funding slump, Philadelphia-area startups continue to prove they’ve got fight in them, with the region landing among the top metros for venture capital deals in the first quarter and being […]
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Hopeworks: A Community-based Roadmap to a Long-term Living Wage

June 14, 2023
Today, young adults and students – some as early as middle school – have the opportunity to enroll and participate in an array of coding programs designed to offer an accelerated pathway to a career in tech. Amid these myriad options, one standout organization based in Camden, New Jersey, is uniquely positioned to train and […]
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Camden Night Gardens: From Carnival Rides to Car Show, Fun for All

May 27, 2023
CAMDEN, NJ – Thousands celebrated the unofficial start of summer by spending Friday evening of Memorial Day weekend attending Camden Night Gardens at Cooper’s Poynt Park. The event transformed Cooper’s Poynt Park into a carnival-like atmosphere, with rides and games and food trucks serving sausage sandwiches and popcorn and newer options like acai bowls and smoothies. […]
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Hopeworks is helping young adults get trained for tech in Kensington

April 24, 2023
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- They're training and finding jobs for young adults in the tech field. Hopeworks is a bright spot for the neighborhood of Kensington. They're providing hope in a city that some say is riddled with crime. Ruth De Leon is finishing up her training in web development. A path the 20-year-old from Kensington thought […]
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HopeWorks reaffirms its mission in celebration of the opening of new Kensington location

April 21, 2023
Within Philadelphia, many of the city’s youth are seeking jobs, but cannot attain them due to a lack of training, some being locked out of highly demanded roles due to a lack of a college education or failure to finish high school. Rather than stand idly by, organizations are stepping in to provide this much […]
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Comcast Furthers Commitment to Smart Solutions, Expands Technology Collaborations

March 28, 2023
Today, Comcast today announced that it has expanded its portfolio of offerings with new collaborations in Smart Buildings, Video Analytics, Smart Mobility, Digital Signage, Smart Lighting, and Smart Public Works, reaffirming its commitment to its Comcast Smart Solutions business. In addition, the company announced successful deployments across college campuses, office buildings, municipalities, and more. "There […]
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Commissioners, Mayor Join PSEG and Hopeworks Unveil Lighting Project

March 26, 2023
(Camden, NJ) – On Thursday, the Board of Commissioners joined Camden City Mayor Victor Carstarphen and representatives from PSEG and Hopeworks to unveil a recently completed project aimed at improving city safety, while supporting some of the city’s young adults in their burgeoning careers. In August, the city of Camden launched a project to audit the […]
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Shedding Light: Working Streetlights Mean a Safer City

March 17, 2023
CAMDEN, NJ – A project that examined about 250 streetlights and replaced about 100 of them in the Whitman Park neighborhood will be implemented citywide. "Streets and neighborhoods that are dimly lit become a haven for crime and are often perceived as unsafe," Mayor Victor Carstarphen said at a Thursday press conference. "I feel like Camden residents deserve better. […]
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