Ready4Work Graduate Reclaims Right to Vote

Being an American citizen is very important to Franwartha Barnes and last Tuesday, she demonstrated that by reclaiming her right to vote. When Franwartha, a recent Ready4Work graduate, first learned about the initiative to restore the voting rights of former felons in Florida, she felt hopeful that Amendment 4 would pass. “I understood why my […]

Tie a Yellow Ribbon

You can view Kevin Gay’s article published in Folio Weekly Magazine here: Tie a Yellow Ribbon – Jacksonville is the City of Second Chances  

Daniel McArthur shares his story

In the second edition of The Hope Series, Ready4Work graduate Daniel McArthur shares his story about heading down the wrong path in life, having a near death experience on the way to turn himself in and the transformation he has experienced ever since. Daniel represents what second chances are all about and we are grateful […]

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 […]

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. […]