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 […]

Mulligans for Hope Sponsor – bestbet

We are excited to announce that bestbet jax is helping advance our mission to give second chances through sponsoring our tournament! The premier gaming spot has a rich history in Jacksonville that started in racing and has evolved into two world-class cardrooms and simulcast racing locations in Northeast Florida. We are extremely honored to receive […]

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 […]

Great Neighbors at Strings Sports Brewery – New Client Lunches

Our neighbors at Strings Sports Brewery continue to demonstrate their support for our program through our new meal partnership that started on Thursday. Due to a new grant, Operation New Hope is now able to offer our clients a more substantial hot lunch provided by Strings. To better understand how this new hot meal impacts […]

Giving the Gift of Hope – Wells Fargo

Operation New Hope is so grateful for the generosity of Wells Fargo and their donation of $25,000. Wells Fargo has a strong history of supporting nonprofits that strategically align with their funding priorities: financial health, housing affordability, small business growth, and sustainability and environmental justice. Wells Fargo is committed to building an inclusive, sustainable recovery […]

Giving the Gift of Hope – Bank of America

Operation New Hope would like to extend our sincere thanks to Bank of America for their most recent generous donation of $10,000. Bank of America is a long-time supporter of our reentry work and we appreciate their continued support. Bank of America is taking action to provide resources and support the communities they serve. They […]

Second Chance Supporter – Beaches Recovery

At Operation New Hope, we believe that we are all better than our worst mistake, worst day, or worst decision. We believe in people’s ability to learn from their errors and transform their lives through commitment and hard work. For over 20 years, we have worked to build a stronger community by creating opportunities for […]

National Correctional Officers Week – Spotlight on Senior Classification Officer Engel

Operation New Hope has partnered with the Florida Department of Corrections for many years to deliver our Ready4Release and Ready4Work reentry programs. We are so thankful for their support of our mission to reconnect people with their communities, families, and the workforce. To show our thanks, we would like to showcase the work and talents […]

Kevin Gay to Serve on Citizens Advisory Committee of the Florida Bar

We are pleased to announce that Operation New Hope’s Founder and CEO Kevin Gay has been appointed to serve as a member of The Florida Bar Citizens Advisory Committee for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2024. The Florida Bar Citizens Advisory Committee is an advisory group of 12 citizens […]

Second Chance Supporter – St. Johns Housing Partnership

In honor of Second Chance Month, Operation New Hope continues to spotlight our outstanding Employment Partners who support our mission by hiring our Ready4Work program graduates. We are so thankful to Second Chance Supporter – St. Johns Housing Partnership for their commitment to improving the community. For the past 25 years, St. Johns Housing Partnership […]

Second Chance Supporter – Bozard Ford Lincoln Dealership

April is Second Chance Month, a time when we celebrate those in our communities who are committed to helping people make the most of their second chances following incarceration. As President Biden recently stated in his Proclamation on Second Chance Month, 2021: “America’s criminal justice system must offer meaningful opportunities for redemption and rehabilitation.  After […]

Voices of Hope – Katie M.

I served 3 1/2 years at Gadsden Correctional for grand theft. The day I got sentenced I cried so hard because my daughter was almost 4 at the time. I was so sad to leave her because her father didn’t even know her allergies and had never even given her a bath before.” “As I […]

Celebrating InsideOut Dad Graduates at Baker Correctional

Operation New Hope’s Case Manager Ronnie Cage was onsite at Baker Correctional Institution to celebrate the graduates who successfully completed the InsideOut Dad program. Cage stated, “This was the longest InsideOut Dad class ever offered since it was stopped on two occasions due to the COVID restrictions at Baker.  The class started on June 25, 2020 […]

Second Chances Really Do Matter!

Being in the business of hope is so rewarding. Sometimes we make a connection so deep with one of our Ready4Work clients that all of us here at Operation New Hope are all moved by it. Richard M. is one of those examples. At last week’s Ready4Work graduation celebration, Richard shared how much the program […]

Message of Thanks from Ready4Work Graduate

At Operation New Hope, we believe that we are all better than our worst mistake, worst day, or worst decision. We believe in people’s ability to transform their lives through commitment and hard work. We see it every day, in clients just like Red, as we support their reentry and growth.