Voices of Hope – Kate H.

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Breaking the Cycle – How Kate is making a better path for herself and her daughter. “I was on drugs since I was 13 years old – everything from marijuana to coke to crack – you name it. I was able to stay […]

Mulligans for Hope was a great success!

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn On October 25, 2021, Operation New Hope staff, board members, and volunteers were joined by 108 golfers at the beautiful Atlantic Beach Country Club for a day of fun, friendly competition, and fundraising. The inaugural Mulligans for Hope charity golf tournament was a […]

Operation New Hope Earned the Platinum Seal from Guidestar

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn We are so excited to announce that Operation New Hope has earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar. This allows our nonprofit to reach Guidestar’s 10 million annual users and millions more via the 200+ philanthropic websites. Research shows that nonprofits […]

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 […]

New Second Chance Supporters!

For more than 20 years, Operation New Hope has been helping people with a criminal history get the support and training they need to connect with living-wage work and break the cycle of incarceration and poverty. But we are not doing this work alone. Creating opportunities to realize second chances requires support from employers who […]

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 […]

Hope.Starts.Here. An Employee Spotlight Series

At Operation New Hope, our team is extremely passionate about the work we do every day to help our clients and to strengthen our community. Hope truly powers us to show up and do the work and fuels us to serve the people hoping to transform their lives through employment. To better understand this, we […]

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 […]

Voices of Hope – Nadieal A.

“I saw my father shoot and kill my mother when I was 8 years old. She died in my arms. I ended up pregnant at 16 and had a baby and was arrested at 17. I was sentenced to life in prison before becoming an adult. Certain experiences mark and change you for life.” “Prison […]

Voices of Hope – Reba O.

“Before coming to Operation New Hope, I was in a really low place mentally and emotionally. I wasn’t dealing with things that were going on in my life in a productive manner, so instead I really had just given up. I stopped caring and that led me to decisions that landed me in jail. Even […]

Second Chance Supporter – Diesel Barbershop

We are thrilled to spotlight another one of our outstanding Employment Partners – Diesel Barbershop – for being a Second Chance Supporter. Our Employment Services Coordinator Steven Ingram sat down with Mike Baker at the Bartram Market location to talk about why he supports second chance hiring and here’s what he said: So, Mike tell […]

Rethreaded Gives Operation New Hope Tour of New Campus

Operation New Hope had the opportunity to tour Rethreaded’s new campus yesterday, and we are thrilled that they are our new neighbors! Rethreaded has bought the Springfield property located at 515 E. Ninth Street, and they are in the process of moving their nonprofit operation to this beautiful new facility. The Campus of Hope is […]

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 – 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 […]