Second Chance Supporter – Hope Enterprises dba The Original Granite Bracket

We continue to celebrate Second Chance Month this April by spotlighting our local Employment Partners who support second chances by hiring our Ready4Work graduates. We had the opportunity to visit Hope Enterprises dba The Original Granite Bracket and sit down with Roger Kaman, the National Accounts Manager, to learn why he is a Second Chance […]

Voices of Hope – Shelby M.

“I’m from Gulf Shores, Alabama and I’ve been working in the service industry since I was old enough to work. I started bartending at 21, and it was a lot of fun, but I got into a lot of trouble. When a friend came to visit me and saw the life I was living, she […]

Second Chance Supporter – Council on Aging

In the United States, one in three adults has a criminal record, which limits their access to education, jobs, housing, and other opportunities necessary for a productive life. Even after they have completed their sentences and have been released from prison, these men and women face more than 48,000 documented legal restrictions in addition to widespread […]

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 […]

Voices of Hope – Kory L.

“When I was release from jail, I was staying at St. Francis homeless shelter in St. Augustine. I didn’t know what I was going to do or how I was going to do it. I don’t have an education and my rap sheet isn’t the best, so I knew I needed to do something. But […]

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 […]

New Scholarship Opportunity for Ready4Work Graduates

Operation New Hope is excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity for Ready4Work graduates. With generous support from Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q and in partnership with the University of North Florida (UNF), the Bono’s Hope Scholarship is now available to qualifying Ready4Work Graduates wishing to obtain higher education. Josh Martino, President of Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q, Board […]

Welcome to Reggie Fullwood – Ready4Work Program Director

  Reggie Fullwood, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, has joined our team as the Program Director for Operation New Hope’s nationally recognized Ready4Work Initiative.  Reggie brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience having served in various leadership roles in the public, private and not for profit sectors. His leadership experience includes executive roles […]