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KRKO has generously provided in-kind contributions of production and air time for public service announcements that describe ReNewWorks and the HopeWorks mission to connect the local community with our social enterprises. Listen for our PSA’s on KRKO radio or listen below:

 

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This Sunday the Herald came out with an article on the future of HopeWorks and HopeWorks Station. Check it out here!

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This Tuesday HopeWorks celebrated its third birthday and the acquisition of its new building for HopeWorks Station. Many of our social investors and partners participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony; followed by a tour of the building and a celebration of HopeWorks’ birthday with cake and champagne!

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The Housing Hope Board of Directors announced today that long-time Executive Director Ed Petersen will be stepping down from his current position at Housing Hope to re-position his time to HopeWorks Social Enterprises, a Housing Hope affiliate.  Since the founding of HopeWorks in 2011, Petersen has served as the Executive Director of both organizations and will continue to have strategic involvement in Housing Hope through the HopeWorks and Housing Hope collaboration.  

 

“We are deeply grateful for Ed’s years of compassionate leadership in building Housing Hope into the community asset it is today.  The organization is well-positioned with a dedicated and capable staff, leadership team and Board of Directors and we are confident the remarkable work of Housing Hope will continue for many years to come.”       

                                                            -Jill McKinnie, Housing Hope Board of Directors President

 

Over the last 26 years as the Founding Executive Director Petersen led the organization through the development of its programs aimed at empowering individuals toward self-sufficiency through access to safe, affordable housing and the necessary services needed to build skills and resources for a better future.

 

“I am so proud of the work we have accomplished and I remain deeply committed to Housing Hope’s success.  The organization is now at a point where I can focus significant time on HopeWorks and Housing Hope will continue to thrive and grow in response to the continuing needs in our community.”      

                                                            -Ed Petersen, Outgoing Housing Hope Executive Director

 

Since its inception, Housing Hope built 53 housing developments, helped more than 250 family build and own their own homes and continues to manage nearly 350 units in 19 housing developments throughout Snohomish County.  To date, more than 90% of the families who “graduate” from the transitional housing program go on to obtain long-term stable housing.  

 

Learn more about Housing Hope here.

 

 

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Ryan Jamieson joined the HopeWorks team as a volunteer intern today. He is a senior at the University of Washington, Bothell studying Law, Economics and Public Policy. He was a congressional intern last winter for  Congresswoman Suzan DelBene. 

Ryan will be helping with inventory management at ReNewWorks as well as working on website updates and other projects for HopeWorks. 

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Callie McKenzie joined the HopeWorks team today as a Program Assistant Intern. She is a second year graduate student at the Evans School, University of Washington working towards a Masters in Public Administration. She received her Bachelor of Arts at Syracuse University in International Relations and Russian and spent a year teaching English in the Republic of Georgia. She spent last summer doing a 400 hour internship with HopeWorks. 

Callie will be working the HopeWorks leadership team to develop the internship program and assist in business operations. 

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On March 6th HopeWorks purchased a building and additional property at 3331 Broadway, Everett for its new headquarters and home to the HopeWorks Social Enterprises. This is Phase I of the long-term HopeWorks Station plan. 

 

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HopeWorks launched ReNew Home & Decor, its 3rd social enterprise in July, 2013. ReNew a consignment business, selling gently used, upscale home furnishings and gifts. Their new website at www.renewwrks.com just launched at the beginning of this month. Check it out—maybe you’ll find the perfect accent for your home!

 

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GroundWorks (www.groundwrks.org), our landscape maintenance business, grew to over 70 accounts this month! GroundWorks was the first social enterprise launched by HopeWorks back in January, 2011.

 

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