Second Chance Supporters – Open Road Bicycles

Open Road Bicycles in San Marco spearheaded an effort to donate bikes for Operation New Hope’s Ready4Work clients. When the owner of the bike shop located in the Miramar shopping center, Scott Gross, heard about the need for transportation so that the nonprofit’s clients could get to work after incarceration, he networked with the other […]

Jacksonville City Council Honors Kevin Gay

On September 27, 2022, the Jacksonville City Council honored Kevin Gay with a resolution nominating and commencing his work as CEO and Founder of Operation New Hope. Kevin founded the nonprofit 23 years ago to address the problems facing Jacksonville’s Historic Springfield neighborhood – poverty, crime, homelessness, disrepair, and drug addiction – and the organization […]

ONH Joins Rand Corporation’s Town Hall Meeting

On September 20, 2022, Operation New Hope’s Chief Communications Officer Amanda Mahan joined the Rand Corporation’s Town Hall Meeting to discuss how training and support increases returning citizens chances at successfully securing living wage work after incarceration. Watch the full discussion below. Share this post Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Read More…

Meet Sytisha Claycomb – Operation New Hope’s New COO

We are thrilled to announce that Sytisha Claycomb has joined the Operation New Hope team as our new Chief Operating Office. With more than ten years of experience leading and managing multifaceted organizations focused on young adults and marginalized populations, Sytisha will oversee operations of our expanding statewide reentry network. She is a highly motivated […]

Thanks to Wells Fargo for Continued Support

Operation New Hope is excited to announce that Wells Fargo is continuing to support second chances with their latest grant of $25,000. Funding from Wells Fargo will be used to provide more affordable housing options to our clients. We are so thankful for this generous support of our life-changing programs that reconnect justice-involved individuals to […]

Voices of Hope – Aaron H.

“I moved out when I was 16 years old, and I got caught with armed burglary charges. I was sent to a youthful offender camp and was released in 1999. I stayed out of trouble until 2009 when I got into opiates. I was doing stupid stuff like selling pills and ending up getting caught […]

Second Chance Supporter – Mayo Clinic

As we continue our celebration of Second Chance Month, we are pleased to highlight Mayo Clinic for being a Second Chance Supporter. We are so thankful for their investment in our work and for their commitment to making our community healthier and stronger. Mayo Clinic’s primary value is the needs of the patient come first. As […]

Second Chance Supporter – Miller Electric

As we continue our celebration of Second Chance Month this April, we are happy to spotlight Miller Electric Company as one of our Second Chance Supporters. The company has not only been a valued employment partner since 2012, but Miller Electric is generous financial supporter of Operation New Hope as well.  Miller Electric is committed to helping people […]

Partnering with Yoga 4 Change to Support Second Chances

“In Yoga, we learn that every day, moment, and breath is an opportunity to begin again. Teaching at Operation New Hope lets me share that message and remind each participant that the journey isn’t over,” shared Sammie Torres. Sammie is one of the Yoga 4 Change instructors who leads weekly yoga classes for Ready4Work participants […]

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 – Matt C.

Matt is building a new life for himself and his family. “Before coming to Operation New Hope, I was homeless, unemployed, and addicted to drugs. I knew I needed help, but I wasn’t sure where to turn. My daughter’s mom Kate enrolled in the Ready4Work program and told me it was helping her change her […]

Catalyst Summit: How to Use Your Business for Good

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn The first-ever Catalyst Summit was a great success! Hosted by Rethreaded and Operation New Hope, the event was a great networking opportunity for Jacksonville business leaders who are invested in helping build community outside of their day-to-day operations. We are so thankful to […]

Helping Hand Center of Jacksonville lends a helping hand to Ready4Work client

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn   A few weeks after graduating from our Career Development program, Ready4Work client Andrea gave birth to a beautiful baby girl – Selena. She told her case manager Darvina that she was worried about being able to provide for all the baby’s needs […]

Mulligans for Hope Sponsor – Bono’s/Willie Jewell’s BBQ

At Operation New Hope, we have always been in the business of giving people second chances through reconnecting them with the workforce and their families. In golf, the practice of granting a mulligan is a kind and humane gesture to make good on an otherwise woeful shot – an opportunity to correct.  This practice of […]

Mulligans for Hope Sponsor – Fraternal Order of Police

At Operation New Hope, we have always been in the business of giving people second chances through reconnecting them with the workforce and their families. In golf, the practice of granting a mulligan is a kind and humane gesture to make good on an otherwise woeful shot – an opportunity to correct.  This practice of […]

2021 COJ/HUD Initiative Awardee!

  On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, Operation New Hope was honored by Mayor Lenny Curry on behalf of the City of Jacksonville and in partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a 2021 recipient of the COJ/HUD Public-Philanthropic Initiative Award. Awardees were selected by an independent jury panel and presented to […]