We start with belief that each member of our community brings valuable strengths. We also know that poverty is complex and impacts our community on every level.
HopeWorks Social Enterprises operates businesses that offer quality products and services to our community. These businesses are also the home for a job training program that builds skills and restores hope.
Barriers are a big deal. We recognize them and understand that they not only impact an individual’s readiness for training, but ultimately their ability to secure steady employment or education goals.
Community partnerships are key. HopeWorks partners with local housing and service providers, such as Housing Hope and Cocoon House, who provide stable housing and other critical resources and refer their clients to internships at Kindred Kitchen, GroundWorks, or Renew Home & Decor.
HopeWorks’ job training program combines a strong life skills foundation with a supportive internship training experience within one of our social enterprise businesses.
Our on-the-job training programs emphasize technical hard skills and professional soft skills, preparing participants for success in any workplace.
Interns graduate ready to communicate their story of success and find work or continue their education.
HopeWorks interns receive support from employment specialists during and after their internship. This can include coaching, resume writing, interview prep, job placement and career advancement.
HopeWorks also partners with employers in the community looking for qualified candidates who have hard and soft skills – exactly like the skills taught in our training program.