The HOPE Program (HOPE) has a 30 year track record of successfully transforming lives by empowering New Yorkers living in poverty to achieve economic self-sufficiency through employment and advancement. HOPE is an outcomes-focused organization. Our student-centered approach, employer-driven training, wide range of support services, and commitment to lifelong support yield strong results, notably a job placement rate of 72% and retention rates of 91% at 90 days and 74% at one-year. At HOPE we are focused on expanding our impact and positioning ourselves for growth while continuing to enhance the quality of our services and build upon our successful outcomes. Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), a subsidiary of HOPE, was founded in 2001. SSBx is dedicated to preparing low-income individuals for jobs in the growing green collar sector. Connected to SSBx is SmartRoofs, LLC – SSBx’s social enterprise.
The HOPE Program has won numerous awards, including JPMorgan Chase/Enterprise Foundation‟s selection as one of the nation‟s three model Workforce Development programs, the Robin Hood Foundation‟s Hero Award and, for three years in a row, Charity Navigator‟s four-star rating for excellence in management.