HOPE helps students gain skills, get jobs and advance in their careers.

As a HOPE student, you will:

  • Write a resume for the job you want
  • Complete a work internship
  • Interview with top employers
  • Get one-on-one support from employment professionals
  • Practice conflict management and customer service skills
  • Upgrade your computer skills and learn how to apply for jobs online

New Classes

HOPE has new classes starting on the following dates:

  October 6th
  October 27th
  December 1st
  December 15th
  January  5th

To enroll in one of these classes and get started on a new career, attend an Information Session, held every Tuesday and Thursday morning at HOPE (1 Smith Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201). Please arrive in time for  9 AM sharp start time.


HOPE is a competitive program. We expect prospective students to:

  • Be ready to work full-time
  • Participate fully in a full-time 35-hour/week program for at least 12 weeks
  • Be in active recovery, if applicable
  • Be able to read, write and speak English
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have identification to establish their identity and to show they can work in the US, as per the I-9 form
  • Be ready to partake in all parts of The HOPE Program including full-day work readiness training, 9am-5pm; unpaid on-the-job training to gain references and recent work experience; twice weekly computer classes on Windows, email, Word, and Excel; workplace math and reading classes (or GED preparation classes); twice weekly job club
  • Be able to work flexible hours (including evening, overnight, and weekend shifts, and shifts that change without much advance notice)