FSCJ – JPA Certification Program Graduates 13 from Operation New Hope

Jacksonville, Fl (November 2, 2018) – Operation New Hope, in partnership with FSCJ, announced the graduation of 13 individuals from its Jacksonville Port Academy program on Friday. The JPA vocational training program combines classroom work with forklift instruction in a 40-hour format, designed to expedite training skills in demand for employers working in the transportation and logistics sector in North …

Operation New Hope Awarded “Best Organization” in Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Awards

For immediate release Jacksonville, Fl (October 25, 2018) – Operation New Hope was awarded “Best Organization” at the 2018 Jacksonville Environmental Luncheon. While the award was an organizational award, it was largely accomplished through the leadership of Reggie Lott, Property and Facilities Manager for Operation New Hope (Pictured with CEO, Kevin Gay). Some of the projects that were highlighted include: restoration …

Second Chances – A Community Dialogue at MOSH Nov 16

For immediate release Jacksonville, Fl (October 23, 2018) – Operation New Hope, in partnership with MOSH and the Jax Chamber are pleased to present, Second Chances – a film-screening event featuring the Oscar-nominated documentary, Knife Skills.  The 40 min film showcases the opening of a French restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio staffed only by previously incarcerated people. Knife Skills highlights challenges the …

Operation New Hope recipient of special $350,000 grant from The Jim Moran Foundation honoring Jim Moran’s 100th birthday

For Immediate Release   Jacksonville, Florida (October 5, 2018) – The Jim Moran Foundation recently announced more than $10 million in grants to commemorate what would have been Jim Moran’s 100th birthday on August 8th. Operation New Hope, a first-time grant recipient of The Jim Moran Foundation, received a two-year grant totaling $350,000 for its nationally-recognized Ready4Work® program. Jim Moran’s legacy lives …

Operation New Hope Launches New Vocational Pathways

For Immediate Release: September 24, 2018 Jacksonville, Florida – Operation New Hope recently announced the addition of new vocational training pathways as extensions to its nationally acclaimed Ready4Work program. The new program offerings will enable men and women who were formerly incarcerated the opportunity to skill surge in a field of their interest and better prepare them for job openings …