HopeWorks is celebrating 10 years! Watch how we have evolved to meet the needs of the community through innovative job training.
HopeWorks operates Social Enterprises that are mission-driven, revenue-generating businesses that provide on the job training and support to people with diverse skills who are striving to overcome experiences and institutional failures that have left them out of the workforce.
WHAT IS HOPEWORKS?
HopeWorks Social Enterprises is an affiliate of Housing Hope, and was launched in January 2011 with the goal of helping families gain skills and training for in demand jobs to enable them to start towards a living wage career. HopeWorks creates and operates social enterprise businesses designed to provide paid training programs for low-income Snohomish County residents.
HopeWorks Station, our innovative campus that brings together affordable housing and workforce training, is also green. HopeWorks Station North received the highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification, the first building in Everett to do so. It is also part of the International Living Building Institute's Living Building Challenge.
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HopeWorks job training programs are provided through three social enterprise businesses rooted in three different industries: landscaping, food service and retail. Each of HopeWorks’ social enterprise training programs are designed to give homeless and low-income individuals the skills they need to move from long-term unemployment to careers in in-demand fields that offer reliable pathways out of poverty.
“…our hearts and minds must eradicate racist fears and prejudices. There is a quote from Angela Y. Davis that I believe to be true, ‘In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.’ I encourage all of us to think deeply and act decisively to be anti-racist.”
-Fred Safstrom, CEO, Housing Hope & HopeWorks