HOPE Empowers New Yorkers To Build Sustainable Futures Through Comprehensive Training, Jobs, Advancement And Lifelong Career Support.

Our comprehensive approach combines training, adult basic education, industry certifications, work wellness services, internships and job placement with long-term support. As a result, our job retention rates are among the highest in the field. Our graduates’ success drives strong results for employers, supporters and our community.

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HOPE Empowers New Yorkers To Build Sustainable Futures Through Comprehensive Training, Jobs, Advancement And Lifelong Career Support.

Our comprehensive approach combines training, adult basic education, industry certifications, work wellness services, internships and job placement with long-term support. As a result, our job retention rates are among the highest in the field. Our graduates’ success drives strong results for employers, supporters and our community.

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Job Placement

Our program starts careers. 73% of HOPE graduates secure jobs annually.

$17.1 Million in Wages

Our clients earned a total of $17.1 million in wages in FY’21, a 400% increase since 2015.

Community Greening

Last year, HOPE students greened and beautified 21,480 square feet of community spacewhile learning valuable skills.

In The Words
Of A HOPE Grad

My first prison sentence was 5 years; my second was a decade. Even with an education, I came into the world 40 years old, almost no job experience, and in the midst of a pandemic. It was a scary time. My parole officer told me about HOPE and they embraced me in a way that changed everything.

 

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Success Stories

When I was released, my felony kept me from getting a job and I lived on the streets. Then the unimaginable happened. My parents lost their home to Hurricane Maria, moved to New York, and asked me for help. That’s when I knew I needed a change.

A counselor at my homeless shelter told me about HOPE. I learned new computer skills and how to make my past experience as a cook stand out on my resume. I had lost touch with who I was. HOPE gave me a new platform for life.

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COVID-19 Update

We remain committed to supporting New York jobseekers during this time. All of our programs are currently being offered remotely, and our staff is working diligently to meet the needs the thousands of graduates in our community. We’re loaning out laptops to bridge the digital divide and keep participants engaged in training; partnering with employers in essential sectors to place graduates into jobs; ensuring that graduates have adequate safety equipment for the workforce; providing direct cash assistance to cover basic needs; and much, much more.

Current Students and Graduates: All of our students and graduates are HOPE for Life. We are committed to helping you through this crisis no matter what your situation may be, through financial, wellness, or unemployment support, or any other needs you may have. To get in touch with HOPE staff, please fill out our contact form. For additional resources, please visit mutualaid.nyc.

Prospective Students: To learn about how to enroll, please attend a virtual info session any Tuesday or Thursday at 1:00 PM at this link.

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