ABOUT
HOPE BUILDERS

EVERY PATHWAY HAS A BEGINNING.

Hope Builders empowers Orange County’s young adults with mentorship, life skills and job skills training that meets the needs of employers. This worthy goal reflects an unwavering acceptance of others and where they are on their life trajectories, and its commitment to empowering young adults to realize their strengths and positively impact their futures.

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange founded the organization in 1995 in response to increasing gang violence, high youth unemployment, low high school graduation rates and rising teen pregnancy rates in Central Orange County. Every year, Hope Builders enrolls more than 200 young adults, who are caught in this cycle of poverty, and strives to help them achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.

THE HOPE BUILDERS’ MISSION.

We exist to empower Orange County’s young adults with mentorship, life skills and job skills training that meet the needs of employers.

Our values are:

COMMUNITY

We exist to unlock the greatness for disadvantaged young adults in our community.

SECOND CHANCES

We believe in do-overs and a chance to grow and prosper.

ACCEPTANCE

We meet young adults where they are on their life path and help them grow.

INQUIRY

We embrace inquiry, challenging the status quo.

FLEXIBILITY

We are willing to bend and adapt as needed to provide support and guidance.

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HOPE BUILDERS' FINANCIALS:
A SUSTAINABLE NON-PROFIT MODEL.

Over our more than 25-year history, we’ve managed our balance sheet to ensure our ability to support Orange County youth. Please take a moment to review how we sustain Hope Builders.

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PEOPLE MAKE HOPE BUILDERS WHAT IT IS.

We are fortunate to be supported by a deep and diverse group of individuals who help Hope Builders transform lives each and every day. Meet our team.

GO A LITTLE DEEPER INTO OUR STORY.

A PASSION TO POWER HOPE.

The Sisters of St. Joseph founded Hope Builders in 1995 in response to a heightened level of gang violence in central Orange County. These Sisters, founded in France over 350 years ago, continue to follow the mission of Jesus by serving their neighbors in need without distinction. Hope Builders continues today as an independent non-profit (501c3) in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph and in keeping with their values of hospitality, community, dignity, inclusivity and justice.

HOW OUR MISSION BEGAN.

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