HOPE BUILDERS BLOG

JPMorgan Chase & Co.- Dedicated to Empowering Vulnerable and Underrepresented Communities

It is an honor for Hope Builders to highlight JPMorgan Chase & Co. as a Premier Sponsor of the 25 Days For Building Hope Campaign. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s global philanthropy efforts help address humanitarian and economic challenges across the globe. Since 2009, JPMorgan Chase has partnered with Hope Builders to link young adults to…

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Guaranty Chevrolet – Dedicated to Investing in Their Community

Hope Builders is proud to honor Guaranty Chevrolet as a Premier Sponsor of the 25 Days For Building Hope campaign. Since 2002, Guaranty Chevrolet has been a generous supporter of Hope Builders’ annual Light Up a Life Gala, donating the winner’s choice of a brand new Chevrolet vehicle. Although the global health pandemic forced Hope…

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25 Days for Building Hope – A Virtual Campaign to Celebrate Hope Builders’ 25th Anniversary

In place of our annual gala this year, we are hosting our fundraiser online! On Friday, August 14th, Hope Builders is launching 25 Days for Building Hope. During these 25 days, we will be celebrating Hope Builders’ 25th Anniversary by publishing a series of videos to help tell our story. It’s a story filled with countless examples about how…

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Hope Builders: A solution to getting Orange County’s young people back to work

  Hope Builders has finalized its implementation model to annually prepare 280 young adults for careers. In March, Hope Builders shifted its programs to online instruction, virtual case management, therapy and career readiness courses. Realizing that the ongoing pandemic called for longer-term flexibility, Hope Builders worked with a team to identify and implement a blended…

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Thank You for your Emergency Funding Support

Hope Builders received over $290,000 in emergency funds to support its trainees through the pandemic. Thanks to the generosity of anonymous donors and our friends at the Cedar Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Thompson Family Foundation, and TKF Youth Development we’ve raised over $290,000 to provide emergency assistance to Hope Builders’ trainees. “I thought I’d have…

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You Helped Grecia Launch her IT Career

During these uncertain times, Hope Builders is happy to share some good news. Thanks to your support, Grecia has launched her IT career! “Life kept getting in the way…” After she found out she was pregnant, it took Grecia a little bit longer to finish high school. She eventually graduated and hoped to one day…

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Hope Builders Helps an Employer Meet Workforce Needs

One of our employer partners, Drawer Box Specialties (DBS), recently selected two young adults, Andrew and Damian, from Hope Builders construction training program to join their company. Hope Builders regularly follows up with employers to ensure satisfaction.  After completing Hope Builders’ construction training program, employer partners offer 12-week paid internships for those who demonstrate readiness…

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Getting Young People Back To Work

As the country’s unemployment rate continues to rise—Hope Builders is proud to share that we continue to link young adults to jobs. We are hopeful these young adults will do well in their new positions, because more than 70% of the trainees that we placed into employment this year remain employed! Thanks to your support,…

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Helping Young People Get Back to Work

As the unemployment numbers steadily rise, Hope Builders continues to be a solution for getting Orange County’s young people back to work. 6,000 young adults prepared for the workforce and we’re just getting started. We know how to get young people back to work. Over the past 25 years, Hope Builders has provided over 6,000…

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You Helped Rebecca Change Her Life

Thanks to the mentorship, job skills and training your support provided, Rebecca—a Hope Builders healthcare training academy graduate—has achieved an incredible transformation! “My mom passed away when I was 6 months pregnant. I applied to Hope Builders to make her proud.” After graduating from high school Rebecca started working as a server. A few years…

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