If you're visiting this page, you likely know a bit about HOPE's life-changing work with some of New York's most disadvantaged men and women. And we are grateful for your support! By making a gift through the Jobraising Challenge, you are not only fueling the success of the students currently in our classes, but you're helping us compete for up to $150,000 in additional resources, which will empower us to serve hundreds more New Yorkers in need.
HOPE's success depends on a full community effort! Our blog is a collaborative project between supporters, volunteers, employers, partners and others. And our fundraising should be collaborative too. After you make your contribution, please tell your friends to visit our page, read our blog, and make a gift. Many thanks!
About The HOPE Program
"I wish I could hang a banner in Times Square to let everyone know how HOPE has changed my life. Before I came here, I felt like I hit a wall. Now I have a full-time job in a field that I love"
Empowering men and women to get back to work strengthens our community, our city, and our nation. Employment is The HOPE Program's top priority, and for nearly three decades, we have helped thousands of New Yorkers living in poverty to transform their lives by securing jobs and moving up the career ladder. HOPE consistently achieves results among the strongest in the industry - most recently 74% job placement, 87% 90-day retention, and 78% one-year retention.
The men and women who come to HOPE have faced significant challenges in their lives: low educational attainment, histories of substance abuse and incarceration, little work history and low self-esteem, to name a few. With these backgrounds, many have been turned away or deemed unemployable by other organizations.
With a compassionate learning environment, high expectations and strong results, HOPE is different. Our supportive approach includes hundreds of hours of rigorous work readiness training as well as comprehensive services such as daily meals, transportation, mental health support, GED tutoring and others. Through our commitment to graduates' long-term job retention and career advancement, HOPE changes lives now and in the future.
We have achieved Charity Navigator's 4-star (their highest) rating for 4 consecutive years and Robin Hood Foundation's Hero Award.