How it works

Beginning your HOPE journey is the first step in launching your career. And we’re here every step of the way.

THE HOPE PROCESS

1

Learn

Determine your eligibility, and then attend an informational session to learn more about us, our programs, and how to apply.

2

Apply

Decide which program is right for you, submit your application…

3

Build skills

Once accepted, you’ll build your skills. You just have to show up every day and give HOPE your all!

4

Search

As you near graduating from your program, you’ll begin to look for career opportunities aligned with your skills and interests, with our support of course.

5

Thrive

Begin your new career with the confidence you can succeed and thrive.

6

Grow

Continue to grow and expand your career, and always lean on HOPE for anything you may need. Remember, when you’re HOPE, you’re HOPE for life!

A PROVEN
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Beginning your HOPE journey is the first step in launching your career. And we’re here every step of the way.

Through our programs, we address systemic inequities within communities and for those carrying historic trauma and hardship.

Our programs

Signature program: HOPEworks

HOPEworks builds transferable, essential skills like digital literacy, introductory math, financial planning, communication and conflict management, resume building and job application support, as well as interview prep. Our holistic support system provides professional clothing, meals, and mental health case management. HOPEworks includes a weekly stipend and access to industry relevant certifications.

Green focus

Our programs target the green economy, building relevant skills and providing industry-specific credentials. Every program we offer gives participants access to the HOPEworks core curriculum and the HOPE support system.

  • Our Intervine program provides foundational training for green infrastructure projects.
  • YouthBuild readies 18-24 year olds for construction and landscaping jobs, and provides civic engagement and leadership opportunities.

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Know someone who would be a great fit for our programs? Send them to us, or we can reach out to them directly. Thank you for spreading the word about HOPE!

Eligibility

To participate in HOPE’s programs, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Be committed to securing full-time employment
  • Be available full-time for HOPE training: Monday-Friday 9-5 or 8-4, for the duration of the program
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with proof of vaccination
  • Adhere to our drug and alcohol free environment

Having a school diploma, GED, or high school equivalency (HSE) is not a requirement to participate in HOPE programs.

Having a criminal legal history or experience with substance use or dependence do not disqualify you.

Those currently receiving treatment for mental health issues or substance use are eligible, so long as you are actively receiving care.

Program
Focus
Weeks
Schedule
Payment Structure

Essential skills

7

M-F 9-5

$50 per week stipend

Green construction, maintenance

14

M-F 9-5

$50 per week stipend

Energy efficient coating on roofs

10-11

M-F 8-4

$15 per hour wage

Green infrastructure

10

M-F 8-4

$15 per hour wage

HVAC management and maintenance

12

M-F 9-5

Up to $125 per week, plus internship wages

Construction/landscaping and high school equivalency (HSE) for 18-24 year olds

20

M-F 9-5

$100-150 per week stipend