HOPE empowers New yorkers to build sustainable futures through comprehensive training, jobs, advancement and lifelong career support. 


Core Values:


We work together to solve problems and provide the highest quality services to our students and graduates. In our classrooms we create a learning environment to teach the skills needed in the modern workforce.


We use the evidence-based practice of Motivational Interviewing, proven in clinical and criminal justice settings to drive positive behavior change through exploring ambivalence, goal-setting, and empowering students and graduates to transform their own lives.


We help our students build more sustainable lives and communities by training them for stable jobs with room for advancement, and increase the health and sustainability of NYC through green jobs training and environmental initiatives.



We have an evidence-based and employer-driven approach to training, job placement and career advancement, to respond to the changing needs of our students, graduates and community.


We provide a professional working and learning environment to all who walk through our doors. We set the same high expectations as our graduates' future workplaces, ensuring they have the skills and experience to succeed.


We have outcomes among the strongest in the workforce development industry--a high return on investment for our supporters. Read more about our impact here.



We use ongoing rigorous data analysis to drive programmatic enhancements and improvements.


We are open and honest in our work and provide and ask for feedback from our whole community.


We cultivate an environment of respect in all aspects of our work. We acknowledge backgrounds and barriers.

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