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

HOPE has new classes starting on the following dates:

  December 27, 2016
  January 23, 2017
  February 20, 2017

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 on time for a 9 AM sharp start time.

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


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 8 - 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; internship to gain references and recent work experience; twice weekly computer classes on Windows (including Microsoft Word and Excel) and email; workplace math and reading classes; work wellness classes; and twice weekly job club following the training until a job is secured
  • Be able to work flexible hours (including evening, overnight, and weekend shifts, and shifts that change without much advance notice)

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