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What Brooklyn's HOPE Program Taught Me -- Claire Silberman

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 12:42 PM

I've been involved with the HOPE Program in Brooklyn for about 15 years. Its slogan is that it teaches students to "find, get and keep a job." But the women and men who enroll in the HOPE Program expect so much more than that. They participate in HOPE because they...

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Why HOPE Is So Important -- Cynthia Maloney

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 11:23 AM

I've volunteered at the HOPE Program for years, first as a mentor, then as a tutor, and more recently with the Wednesday morning Job Club. In Job Club, HOPE students start to put into practice everything they have learned in the HOPE job readiness program, their internships, their computer classes,...

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Making a Difference - Michele Knox

(1) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 1:18 PM

My name is Michele Knox, and I am honored to be employed as a Work Readiness Instructor at The HOPE Program.

When I was a freshman in high school I wanted to be a teacher, but life and other interests took me down other career paths. However, I always found...

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Improv for Jobseekers - by Katie Goodman

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 2:30 PM

From all the energy and laughing you would never have guessed that just 20 minutes earlier the room was filled with apprehension and skeptical looks. My job as a comedy improv teacher for non-actors is kind of like a pediatric nurse. The doctor doesn't want the kid to hate her,...

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If I Can Do It So Can You!

(3) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 9:50 AM

My name is Lorena De la Cruz. I am 21 years old; I have two beautiful sons ages 4 and 1. Before I came to The HOPE Program I was heading down the wrong path. I was hanging out with the wrong crew and bad influences surrounded me everywhere, which...

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High School Students' Perspective

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 5:01 PM

We asked a group of volunteers from Packer Collegiate Institute to share their experience at HOPE. Read their blog below, and visit our Crowdrise page to join them in giving back!

At the Packer Collegiate Institute -- a private school in Brooklyn, New York -- the...

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'These Are My Best Interview Slippers!'

(3) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 9:00 AM

By Jennifer Mitchell

Joseph walked into HOPE's offices bustling with nervous energy. He had recently completed our eight-week GROCERYworks training course, and he was preparing to go on his first interview in many years. He was dressed to impress in the fitted suit that he had selected from HOPE's clothing...

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