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Jeff Putthoff, S.J.
Founder and Executive Director, Hopeworks 'N Camden
Jeff Putthoff has lived and worked in Camden, NJ for the last thirteen years. He is the founder and Executive Director of Hopeworks ‘N Camden, a youth development program that works with youth ages 14-23 in Camden, NJ. Father Jeff founded Hopeworks as a direct response to the current youth crisis that exists. In Camden, over 50% of the population is under 18, only 25% of adults have high school diploma and the per capita income is $5,700. There is an estimated 70% dropout rate from the public high schools in the city of Camden while 53% of all youth live below the poverty line.
Father Jeff holds a Bachelor in Philosophy from Saint Louis University, a Masters in English from Loyola Chicago, a Masters of Divinity from Weston School of Theology, and a Masters of Theology from Weston School of Theology. Father Jeff is also a certified AKRI Consultant. He has been a Jesuit priest for 13 years.