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 […]

Making a Difference: Finding the Perfect Non-Profit Organization to Support

Looking to make a positive impact on the world, but unsure which non-profit organization to support? With countless worthy causes out there, it’s essential to find a non-profit that aligns with your values and goals. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of choosing the best non-profit to donate to, ensuring your […]

Giving the Gift of Hope – Bank of America

Operation New Hope extends our sincere thanks to Bank of America for their most recent funding in support of our mission. Their $10,000 grant will help us continue to provide workforce training, mental health services and job placement for people affected by the criminal justice system. The comprehensive transitional services we provide helps to improve […]

2nd Annual Hope Starts Here 5k = Great Success!

With over 400 in attendance, the 2nd annual Hope Starts Here 5k presented by Florida Capital Bank was a great success! The race began and ended at Operation New Hope’s main office in the Historic Springfield neighborhood on a beautiful May morning. Runners and walkers enjoyed a route  through charming tree-lined streets, past homes dating […]

Celebrating Second Chance Month with Boeing

The White House proclaimed April 2023 Second Chance Month, reaffirming the importance of helping incarcerated individuals reenter society. Here at Operation New Hope, we are thrilled to celebrate Second Chances with our partners at Boeing. During our weekly Ready4Work graduation ceremony, Boeing awarded Operation New Hope with a $100,000 grant to provide more second chance […]

Second Chance Supporter – UPS

We would like to extend a big thank you to The UPS Foundation for their $25,000 grant in support of our  workforce development training. This generous funding will be used towards our Ready4Work Vocational Training program to provide work attire, transportation assistance, and job skills training to formerly incarcerated individuals in Jacksonville, Florida.  The primary […]

Team ONH Celebrates National Night Out Orlando

As the new neighbors in town, Operation New Hope was pleased to participate in Orlando’s National Night Out (NNO) event on November 1, 2022. NNO is America’s night to give crime and drugs a going away party. The tradition began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and  […]

Giving Dads a Second Chance

In anticipation of Second Chance Month, we are pleased to celebrate the dads at Lawtey Correctional Institution who are working hard to make the most of their second chances by learning how to be better fathers. Operation New Hope’s Ready4Release Manager Ronnie Cage was onsite at the prison to celebrate the men who successfully completed […]

Voices of Hope – Ricky B.

“I was in prison for 12-13 years, wrongly accused of something I didn’t do, and I had no intention of doing the right thing when I got out. I figured I would just go right back, because there wasn’t anything for me on the outside anyway. But then I met the guys from Operation New […]

Voices of Hope – Kate H.

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Breaking the Cycle – How Kate is making a better path for herself and her daughter. “I was on drugs since I was 13 years old – everything from marijuana to coke to crack – you name it. I was able to stay […]

Voices of Hope – Athena S.

In a classroom packed with current Ready4Work clients, Athena Swygert confessed to spending the years between 17 and 39 addicted to meth. “I took for granted everything I had. I didn’t care because I was an addict. I stole. I cheated – and they took my children.” She paused and took a deep breath before […]