Breaking the Cycle participants enjoyed a fun family day at the Jacksonville Zoo.
Operation New Hope welcomes Darryl Matthews and Tonya Jackson as the new Career Development Instructors for the Ready4Work program.
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 […]
You can view Kevin Gay’s article published in Folio Weekly Magazine here: Tie a Yellow Ribbon – Jacksonville is the City of Second Chances
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Kerry Byrd made a mistake. It cost her in more ways than just her freedom. Now, many years later, she is attending school while working a job and is a sterling example of success to everyone around her. She graduated from Operation New Hope’s Ready4Work program and shares her story here. The Hope Series by […]