Hopeworks is a nonprofit social enterprise that serves young professionals ages 16-27 by providing professional training, internships and real-world business experience in fields such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), web design and trauma-informed training and solutions. Hopeworks’ model is ultimately designed to break down barriers to economic mobility by propelling young professionals from under-resourced communities into long-term living wage careers in the tech field.
Additionally, Hopeworks provides best-in-class technology solutions to companies all over the country. Hopeworks’ social enterprises, including Web Design and GIS, help generate jobs that lead to high-wage, permanent opportunities for youth in a growing tech industry.
GreenLight selected Hopeworks based on their proven track record of success in eliminating obstacles that perpetuate digital inequity. Hopeworks ensures that each of its participants has access to a laptop/desktop, internet connectivity and adequate technical training in relevant fields. In Camden, NJ, Hopeworks has seen 85% of youth participants earning high-wage jobs at the end of their work experience with Hopeworks, a 12-month retention rate of almost 90% at those jobs, and earnings of over $43,000 annually.
Hopeworks not only helps clients meet their business goals and DEIA initiatives, but also helps individuals reach their professional dreams and build a sustainable future for themselves, their families, and their community.
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