Voices of Hope – Terrance Platts

After serving a 20-year sentence for attempted robbery with a firearm, possession of cocaine, and aggravated battery, Terrance Platts came to Operation New Hope through enrollment in the post-release Ready4Work® program. However, Terrance’s transition to the outside world was not easy. Modern advances such as computers, flash drives, tablets, and search engines were foreign to him. He found it difficult …

A Will Productions publishes Nelson Mandela International Day Jax mini documentary

Jacksonville, Fl August 9, 2019 Independent filmmaker, Armartes Williams, owner of A Will Productions released a mini documentary featuring highlights of several events in Jacksonville and St Augustine, Florida held in honor of the historic visit of Dr Makaziwe Mandela and her daughter, Tukwini Mandela. The video includes the eldest daughter of Nelson Mandela’s tour of Operation New Hope and …

Dr. Mandela visits Operation New Hope

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 …

St Vincent de Paul Supports Operation New Hope with Thanksgiving gift cards

For immediate release   Jacksonville, Florida (November 23, 2018) – Operation New Hope clients with families in the Breaking The Cycle program were presented with $50 Publix gift cards, thanks to the generosity of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. The cards were distributed just before Thanksgiving, ensuring each family would have food for the holiday. For many receiving gift cards, this …

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 to him for sharing his …

FSCJ – JPA Certification Program Graduates 13 from Operation New Hope

Jacksonville, Fl (November 2, 2018) – Operation New Hope, in partnership with FSCJ, announced the graduation of 13 individuals from its Jacksonville Port Academy program on Friday. The JPA vocational training program combines classroom work with forklift instruction in a 40-hour format, designed to expedite training skills in demand for employers working in the transportation and logistics sector in North …

Operation New Hope recipient of special $350,000 grant from The Jim Moran Foundation honoring Jim Moran’s 100th birthday

For Immediate Release   Jacksonville, Florida (October 5, 2018) – The Jim Moran Foundation recently announced more than $10 million in grants to commemorate what would have been Jim Moran’s 100th birthday on August 8th. Operation New Hope, a first-time grant recipient of The Jim Moran Foundation, received a two-year grant totaling $350,000 for its nationally-recognized Ready4Work® program. Jim Moran’s legacy lives …

Operation New Hope Launches New Vocational Pathways

For Immediate Release: September 24, 2018 Jacksonville, Florida – Operation New Hope recently announced the addition of new vocational training pathways as extensions to its nationally acclaimed Ready4Work program. The new program offerings will enable men and women who were formerly incarcerated the opportunity to skill surge in a field of their interest and better prepare them for job openings …