Author Archives: Irene Branche

HOPE Halloween Hustle 5K 2020

Join HOPE for our Associate Board’s first-ever HOPE Halloween Hustle, a virtual 5K on Sunday, October 31, 2020. Together, let’s raise $7,500 to directly support HOPE’s work in providing digital access, basic needs, best-in-class job training, and career advancement support to our most vulnerable neighbors during this critical time. HOPE’s Board of Directors will match […]

Salamanca and nonprofits announce NYC clean-up funding totaling $160,000

As budget cuts slashed $106 million from sanitation in June, the borough’s cleanliness has taken a turn for the worse. This became evident when the Bronx was recently ranked the lowest for cleanliness. Stepping up to the plate to address this issue is Councilman Rafael Salamanca. On Wednesday, Oct. 7 the councilman announced an allocation of $160,000 […]

New York Post: Intervine allows New Yorkers to pivot their careers

If you’ve been laid off, now is the time to pivot your skills into a new career Some people think they’ve hit a dead-end when the industry in which they’ve built their career downsizes, temporarily closes or shuts down. But “there’s no reason to lose hope,” said Kenneth Johnson, president of East Coast Executives, a recruitment […]

HOPE Featured in The New York Times: When the Economy Stalled, They Needed Laptops to Move Ahead

By John Otis The first time William McCollum was released from prison, his mother pleaded with him to stop selling drugs. But Mr. McCollum, who had had previous run-ins with the police, made no such promises. “Nobody’s going to help me,” Mr. McCollum recalled thinking those decades ago. “I screwed my life up so now I […]

Summer Silent Auction 2020

Join us for our first ever Summer Silent Auction! All proceeds will support HOPE’s critical work of breaking cycles of poverty and building sustainable futures for marginalized communities through comprehensive training, jobs, advancement and lifelong career support. Our online auction is now live! Bid or donate today! If you’d like to donate an item to […]

HOPE Appoints Lauren Samuel as New Board Chair

On July 1, 2020, The HOPE Program officially welcomed Lauren Samuel, Barclays Strategy, as its new Board Chair. Lauren’s appointment builds on her ten years of board service and four years as Board Chair of Sustainable South Bronx. On August 6, Lauren shared the following remarks: Dear HOPE Community, With great pride, I am introducing […]

80+ Businesses & Human Service Leaders Release Plan for Inclusive Economic Recovery

Critical investments and supports needed for small businesses, workers and community-based organizations to build an inclusive local post-COVID economy READ: Recovery for All: A Vision for New York City’s Equitable Economic Recovery Full Report + Executive Summary NEW YORK – In response to the growing crisis of unemployment and small business collapse in New York […]

HOPE Executive Director Appointed to Labor and Workforce Sector Advisory Council

NEW YORK—Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed members to the following Sector Advisory Councils: Labor and Workforce; Large Business; Small Business; and Arts, Culture, and Entertainment. Sector Advisory Councils will inform the Administration’s efforts to restart the economy and city life. The councils will serve as critical links to disseminate information about re-opening and provide […]