On Friday, July 19, 2019, hundreds of community members gathered under a large white tent in the Linconville neighborhood of St. Augustine, Florida to support the launch of our Ready4Work reentry program in St. Johns County. Despite the sweltering summer heat, spirits were high as those in attendance listened to inspiring words from Dr. Makaziwe Mandela who reminded us that “Without unity …
On Friday, July 26, 2019, Vice President Pence, Ivanka Trump and Governor DeSantis visited Operation New Hope to learn about our nationally acclaimed Ready4Work program. Pence praised our reentry services stating that Ready4Work is a “model program not only in Florida but for the United States.” Below are pictures from the tour and round table discussion.
While Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, eldest daughter of Nelson Mandela, and her daughter Tukwini were visiting Jacksonville for the 1st Nelson Mandela International Day Jacksonville, they stopped by Operation New Hope to learn more about the organization. The tour made stops in every department where the Mandelas learned about our four-pronged approach (case management, supportive services, job training and job placement …
Prints of Nelson Mandela’s drawings were given to Clifford Williams by Dr. Makaziwe Mandela to honor the years of struggle he endured while being wrongfully incarcerated for 42 years.
Presented by Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, Tukwini Mandela and Khalil Osiris during Nelson Mandela International Day Kickoff to Freedom Gala
“They want to help me re-enter the world and live in a way that I’ve never lived before, I want to be successful, and I believe that with Operation New Hope, the sky’s the limit.”
Breaking the Cycle participants enjoyed a fun family day at the Jacksonville Zoo.
Reggie Fullwood, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, has joined our team as the Program Director for Operation New Hope’s nationally recognized Ready4Work Initiative. Reggie brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience having served in various leadership roles in the public, private and not for profit sectors. His leadership experience includes executive roles at Metro North Community Development Corp, …
“I am truly blessed! I believe God used the Ready4Work program for a reason. Operation New Hope was the footprint that helped me start my way. I am a living witness that Second Chances do matter!”
“The people here genuinely care and love you like family. They made me feel like I was welcome and because of that, I was able to move forward.”