Operation New Hope Welcomes Scott Suozzi as New President

Operation New Hope is excited to welcome Scott Suozzi to fill the newly created position of President of the nonprofit, home of the nationally recognized Ready4Work reentry program. He will oversee the day-to-day operations at Operation New Hope, which will allow Kevin Gay, founder and CEO to focus on fund development, policy and advocacy work.  Originally from the New York …

Second Chance Supporter – Harbinger – Sign of the Future

Operation New Hope would like to extend our sincere thanks to Harbinger Signs for their generous donation for exterior signage at our Ready4Work St. Johns County program location. Harbinger is a custom sign fabricator of commercial sign systems for multi-location, regional and national brands. We are so fortunate to benefit from their creative, professional sign expertise and unparalleled customer service. The …

Second Chance Supporter – Marketing Students at UNF

Marketing students from the University of North Florida (UNF) prove they believe Second Chances Matter during a recent class project supporting Operation New Hope. For the semester-long group project – Understanding Market Segments of Social Service Consumers: Operation New Hope, students were asked to develop marketing campaigns for the local nonprofit. The assignment was to design marketing collateral to target …

Voices of Hope – Sharnika W.

“Since graduating from the Ready4Work program in 2010, my life has changed so much. I have gone on to work as a caterer at a high volume hotel in Miami Beach, and I was a contestant on two Food Network competitions. I’ve recently been building my own catering business – Cake Dreams of Miami. My goal is to grow my catering business into a full brand, and ultimately, I would love to have a kitchen that is run entirely by formerly incarcerated individuals. I want to give back to society the way Operation New Hope gave to me.”

We are THANKFUL for our Team!

As we enter the season of Thanksgiving, Operation New Hope took a day to let each of our staff members know how THANKFUL we are for everyone on our Team! To celebrate our love and appreciation for each one of the valuable employees who support our mission and deliver our outstanding reentry services, while still practicing health protocols, we celebrated …

Voices of Hope – William Carroll

“My sick deluded thinking kept me from being able to see this version of myself. I got tired of that incomprehensible demoralization and hopelessness. Thanks to Operation New Hope, my mission now is to show others hope and I love it!”

Operation New Hope Hires New President and Reorganizes Executive Team

Following a strong 2019, when the organization helped nearly 1,000 clients, Operation New Hope is focused on advancing our mission and helping even more Floridians affected by the justice system through our nationally recognized Ready4Work program. With that goal in mind, ONH is bolstering its leadership team in preparation for expansion and numerous other initiatives in 2021 aimed at supporting …

Petway Family Exemplifies the Spirit of Giving

During this season of Thanksgiving, Operation New Hope extends our most sincere thanks and gratitude to the Petway Family for their continued support and commitment to providing hope to individuals returning to our community. Their most recent gift of $100,000 will help us support people as they overcome the many barriers following incarceration – like lack of affordable housing and …

Message of Thanks from Ready4Work Graduate

At Operation New Hope, we believe that we are all better than our worst mistake, worst day, or worst decision. We believe in people’s ability to transform their lives through commitment and hard work. We see it every day, in clients just like Red, as we support their reentry and growth.