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Hopeworks N Camden


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Our Mission

With a focus on education, technology, and entrepreneurship, Hopeworks provides a positive, healing atmosphere that propels young people to build strong futures and break the cycle of violence and poverty in Camden, New Jersey.

We connect youth to life-changing opportunities where their growing technology skills go to work for enterprising businesses within our community. The real-world, on-the-job experience they gain raises their potential and benefits our partners.

What we do

Hopeworks Camden is a social enterprise that has been working for over 19 years with out of school youth.  Utilizing an advanced training curriculum in website design/development, GIS and Salesforce,  and real-world business experience, Hopeworks works with youth 17-26 to get back in school, earn permanent jobs, and achieve their dreams.

Hopeworks unique combination of technical training, real business experience, and trauma-informed coaching and academic counseling has led to extraordinary results, with over 85% of our youth associates earning high wage jobs at the end of their work experience with Hopeworks, and an over 90% 12-month retention rate at those jobs. 

Recode Your Future

Recode Your Future program is held Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Each youth participates in our technology training and is assigned a life-readiness. Once a youth completes the training and the Job Readiness Assessment they can apply for a job with one of our social enterprises. Internships with our businesses are 6 month opportunities that provide the chance for youth to develop a portfolio of work and build a resume.

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GIS Services
Our GIS team is ready to take on any size mapping project you have in mind. We survey and publish a map of the streets of Camden, NJ every year, as well as work on a number of mapping projects for local government and businesses in the Camden/Philadelphia area throughout the year. We want to help you with your mapping and surveying projects.

Web Services

You want to get your information out onto the web, and we want to help you do that. Hopeworks has helped hundreds of clients get their information out to their users, visitors, customers, members and students.