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Staff Spotlight: Soley Berrios

Behind every successful Hopeworks youth is our awesome staff helping them succeed! Meet Soley Berrios, College Success Coach working with youth to get into college and reach their academic and life goals. Soley is also a passionate and active member of the Camden community. Born in Puerto Rico, she moved here with her parents when she was four and has …

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Hopeworks Welcomes Lee and Skye!

Hopeworks is excited to welcome two new team members, Skye Horbrook and Lee Carson, to the Hopeworks team, adding resources as we grow! Skye Horbrook takes on the role of Lead Trainer, overseeing our growing training room and making sure that Hopeworks youth are developing both the technical and professional skills to succeed in today’s challenging workplace. With a degree …

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GIS Business Taking Flight!

After 30 hours of preparation and a 2 hour exam, GIS Team Manager Kadeem Pratt is now a certified Drone Pilot! Kadeem’s certification is not only a personal achievement, but it is an achievement for our entire GIS Business. Drones make data collecting much more efficient; therefore, our GIS business is now able to offer a wider scope of more …

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Destin Brooks–Newest Intern in GIS!

Destin Brooks first toured Hopeworks after hearing about us from a close friend. After the tour, he realized what a great opportunity Hopeworks offered him as he is very interested in the tech field. He completed the training a couple of weeks ago and has been hired in our GIS department as their newest intern! His time and training at …

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Hopeworks Prepares to Bring the Magic to a New Location!

As Hopeworks prepares to move to a new, larger location — allowing us to more than double the number of youth that we serve — Hopeworks trainees, staff, and youth interns are also working to make sure we bring along the trauma informed culture that makes the magic work! Some Hopeworks traditions will remain unchanged. As we enter the new …

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Camden Coalition Professionalism Workshop

This week Hopeworks youth had the opportunity to meet at Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers for a few hours to learn about the importance of a professional resume and professionalism in the workplace, and they had professional headshots taken for their LinkedIn profiles. Professional attire and demeanor are very important in earning employment, and our youth really appreciate the chance …

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Charlene Newbill Takes on New Role at Hopeworks

Charlene Newbill, former Youth Healing Team (YHT) intern and CRIB resident, has been hired as the part-time Youth Healing Team Lead! Her role will be to oversee the Youth Healing Team and collaborate with the interns, as well as work with Kate Daugherty, Healing 10 Convener at Hopeworks. As a former Youth Healing team intern, Charlene has first hand of …

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Hopeworks Gets Ready for Our New Space

Late this Spring, Hopeworks staff, trainees, and supporters will welcome the Hopeworks spirit to a new, larger space here in Camden, more than doubling the number of young people we can serve each year! Thanks to the generous support of the Townsend Foundation and many other supporters, Hopeworks can make sure that we have the space and capacity to ensure …

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Hopeworks and UrbanPromise Partnership Expands Hope

A critical part of Hopeworks’ success in preparing young people for sustainable jobs is providing internship opportunities for youth upon completion of training.  Hopeworks’ businesses offer excellent hands-on experience for interns.  But as our programs grow and the number of youth we serve continues to increase, externship partners become more and more in demand!  One of our recent partners in …