Awarded Top Workplace 2nd Year in a Row

We are so excited to share that Operation New Hope was recently awarded the Top Workplace in Jacksonville Award for 2024 as well as the Meaningfulness Award, for the second year in a row! These awards came as the result of our most recent Energage employee engagement survey, in which our staff described Operation New […]

50th Anniversary Players Charity Shootout Classic

THE PLAYERS Charity Shootout Classic, held Monday, February 12, 2024, was a testament to the power of the community coming together for a noble cause. During the 50th anniversary of The Players Charity Shootout Classic, Operation New Hope and 4 other participating organizations, competed for the chance to have their celebrity golfer get their ball […]

ONH Earns 2024 Platinum Seal of Transparency

We’re proud to report that we have earned Candid’s Highest Seal of Transparency! The Platinum Seal of Transparency is the highest level of recognition offered by Candid, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight the progress we are making toward our mission, we’re helping our donors and community stakeholders directly […]

COO Sytisha Claycomb Earns Ed.D. in Leadership

Please join us in congratulating Operation New Hope’s Chief Operating Officer Sytisha Claycomb for earning her Ed.D. in Leadership from Spalding University.  The primary focus of her research not only centered on the pervasive barriers that disproportionally affect Black women in the workplace, but it also examined the career progression and experiences of senior and executive-level Black […]

Orlando Clients Are Ready for Work!

Our Ready4Work Orlando clients recently added a new skill to their repertoire: tying a tie. The Ready4Work program not only helps clients transition home from incarceration but also places a strong emphasis on being prepared to enter the workforce. With a comprehensive approach encompassing case management, mental health counseling, supportive services, job training, and placement […]

Forklift Certification at Ready4Work Space Coast

Please join us in celebrating the 22 Ready4Work Space Coast clients who recently received their Forklift Certification. Partnering with the Florida Masonry Apprentice & Educational Foundation, Operation New Hope is helping to provide support and training that further empowers individuals seeking a second chance. The vocational training opportunities offered to our Ready4Work clients, including forklift certification, […]

Operation New Hope’s 2023 Year in Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwdokFH9RNc As we enter our 25th year of serving the community, we want to take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey we’ve embarked upon together. Operation New Hope is proud to share some of our most notable moments from 2023, achievements that have helped us become the leaders in reentry committed to making […]

Reggie Fullwood Receives NFL Inspire Change Changemaker Award

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced its 2023 Inspire Change Changemaker Award recipient – Operation New Hope’s President & CEO Reggie Fullwood. “The Jaguars are honored to recognize Reggie Fullwood this year as our recipient of the NFL’s Inspire Change Changemaker Award,” said T-Neisha Tate, Jaguars Vice President of Social Responsibility. “The impactful work Reggie is leading […]

Press Release: Operation New Hope Announces Addition of Two New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2023 Operation New Hope Announces Addition of Two New Board Members Jacksonville, Florida – Operation New Hope announces the addition of two new board members who will help guide the nonprofit’s mission to provide training and support to people impacted by the justice system to reconnect them to the workforce […]

We love our team at Operation New Hope!

We have a great team at Operation New Hope, and it’s so fun to spotlight our outstanding performers. Every year at our annual holiday party, we celebrate our team’s achievements and take time to highlight those who go above and beyond in support of our clients and our organization’s success. As we expand to build […]

Creating HOPE with Indigo Art Therapy

Operation New Hope teamed up with Indigo Art Therapy Studio to facilitate a special 5-week series of collaborative Arts and Wellness Group Workshops for clients at ONH’s Jacksonville location. The goal was to provide integrative community care that gives formerly incarcerated people a new sense of self, and a voice with which to express it. These workshops, […]

Meet the Staff – Yolanda

https://youtu.be/5A-AwZN7Uzk Meet our Ready4Work Case Manager and Recovery Support Group Facilitator – Yolanda Goodman. In 2022, Yolanda made the move from Illinois to Florida to join the Operation New Hope team, bringing with her a wealth of experience in teaching and case management. Yolanda and the Ready4Work Case Management team deliver post-release services and individualized support […]

Ready4Work Space Coast Ribbon Cutting

Florida has the 3rd largest incarcerated population in the U.S. and 95% of all state prisoners will be released. Brevard County has the 10th highest number of people returning from prisons here in the State of Florida. Therefore, there is a great need for reentry programs to help people rebuild their lives, become self-sufficient, keep […]

Ready4Release Now Available at Clay County Jail

In partnership with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Operation New Hope is pleased to announce that we will now be offering our Ready4Release Career Development Reentry Training program to people prior to release from the Clay County Jail. Our experienced team of reentry professionals will provide Employability Skills Training and individualized Case Management to people […]

Voices of Hope – Julien K.

“As I was preparing to complete my 10-year prison sentence, I met Ronnie Cage from Operation New Hope at a reentry seminar at Lake Butler RMC. The Ready4Work program sounded like it was just what I needed after release, but my release officer said that I didn’t qualify for the program. So I went back […]

3rd Annual Mulligans For Hope Highlights

Operation New Hope’s 3rd annual Mulligans for Hope Golf Tournament was a huge success! Over 100 golfers and volunteers enjoyed a beautiful day at Atlantic Beach Country Club while raising funds in support of second chances.  We extend our most sincere thanks to the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) of Jacksonville for being the Title […]