Brakeem Is the Newest GIS Contractor at American Water!

December 30, 2022
We are ecstatic to announce that Hopeworks Web Team Member, Brakeem also known as Keem is moving on to a full-time position as a GIS Contractor with our long time partner American Water! Keem has battled through adversity and doubt on his path to get here, but has always stayed the course. He credits the […]
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Tony Joins the GIS Team!

September 1, 2022
A huge congratulations is in order for former Training Room Intern Tony Morales who recently joined the GIS Team! Tony will be a GIS Team lead working with clients such as American Water, Comcast and more.  Everyone who knows, or has interacted with Tony can say how much he embodies the spirit of Hopeworks with […]
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GIS Team Earns Global Honor at ESRI User Conference in San Diego!

August 4, 2022
Earlier this month, our GIS Team attended the 2022 ESRI User Conference in San Diego, CA and was awarded the Special Achievement in GIS Education Award!  Our GIS team has provided consistent, quality, work for years to huge clients such as American Water and Comcast. Receiving this award just shows that their hard work has […]
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Meet Hopeworks’ Newest GIS Team Lead - Zamir Williams!

December 22, 2021
This month, Hopeworks added another alumni to our team, inviting the amazing Zamir Williams to join the GIS Team as a GIS Team Lead! In this new role, Zamir will work with the interns from the GIS Program to assure the timely completion of development and GIS maintenance projects and that the project meets the […]
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July 30, 2021
The Hopeworks Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team is on a roll! It has landed several large contracts in recent months, added staff by hiring a temporary project manager, and opened many new opportunities for young adults to build skills in geographic information system technology. One of these contracts allows the GIS team to expand the […]
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Natalie Ortiz - Becoming a Better Me!

April 29, 2021
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 it a try, but the school was so expensive, I had no other choice but to drop out. […]
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Luisa joins the GIS team and connects the skills to her goal of being a medical professional.

December 23, 2020
Before I came to Hopeworks, I had already heard about it from a friend who had started some time ago. At the time, I was more focused on school and maintaining my academic standing. With the events of 2020, namely the pandemic, the entire world shifted to online/remote school and work. While still a priority […]
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Nina Shares Her Pride in Becoming a GIS Intern

October 27, 2020
Nina Mercado was skeptical when she came to Hopeworks. Having struggled with so many barriers, she found it hard to believe in herself. With support from the Hopeworks team, Nina is proud of her achievements. She bravely shares her story here.
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Eric Lee Starts a New Journey at American Water

September 23, 2020
In August, longtime GIS intern Eric Lee began a new journey -- as a full-time GIS contractor at New Jersey American Water! “Eric is perfect for this position” shared Hopeworks GIS Director Luis Olivieri. “In his time at Hopeworks, he has shown us his tremendous work ethic, diligence, and attention to detail. He will excel […]
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Anthony believes he makes smarter decisions because of his GIS internship.

July 23, 2020
Often referred to as "The Mayor", Anthony was very excited to learn something new when he heard he earned an internship in the GIS Department. This was a huge deal to Anthony because he worked extremely hard to earn his internship. He admits his time management skills needed work but he developed them through his internship. He believes […]
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