75% of Business Applications Program Finds Employment in 30 Days


Twelve of the sixteen youth in Hope Builders’ most recent business training cohort found employment within 30 days of training completion! Employers include H&S, American Alarm, Revenue Cycle Services at St. Joseph Health, Open Door Centers and Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County.

One of these trainees, Mariate, came to Hope Builders looking for the opportunity to change her life. “The courses at Hope Builders can be really difficult! I tried to study as much as I could outside of class. It was frustrating at times, but seeing my friends outside of Hope Builders slacking off and barely getting by motivated me to keep going. I was determined to make the most of this opportunity!”

Mariate is utilizing her new skills as a Corporate Accountant at Pacific Coast Title Company where she is handling accounts payable, accounts receivable and maintaining the purchase order filing system.

Mariate is enrolled at Santa Ana College and applying the 18 college credits she earned at Hope Builders towards her Associate’s Degree. Ultimately, she hopes to earn her Degree in Communications at Cal State Fullerton.