Description & History
The HOPE Program is a work-readiness, placement, and retention program that helps New Yorkers find and keep jobs. We work with clients who have multiple barriers to employment by taking a holistic approach, addressing the underlying causes of each client?s unemployment. HOPE Program a 35-hour per week job readiness program that offers individual and group counseling; self-assessment activities; job readiness classes; GED classes & individual tutoring; computer classes; benefits assistance; professional clothing; case management; work internships selected to meet students? interests and abilities; job placement and retention services; and a breakfast, lunch, and food pantry. We are open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 7:30pm and on Fridays from 9am to 5pm.
Today, HOPE educates a diverse population of men and women.
Our job placement and one-year retention rates are among the best in the nation.
Despite homelessness, substance abuse and domestic violence, most who enter our doors will find and keep a job.
We are recognized nationally as a model program and share our best practices for replication with other organizations across the United States.
Our strategic plan calls for us to have an even greater impact on reducing poverty in the years to come.
The plan involves expanding our Employment Program, sharing our research and expanding training in best practices. The HOPE Program is committed to helping impoverished New Yorkers build better futures for themselves and their families.