Second Chance Supporters – UNF Marketing Students

Students share jingle they made for Operation New Hope A wonderful finale to Second Chance Month, University of North Florida (UNF) students created clever marketing campaigns to promote the mission of Operation New Hope. Students from Dr. Courtney Azzari’s Consumer Behavior course were assigned a case study group project focused on the target markets of […]

Marissa Alexander joins the Ready4Work Team

Operation New Hope welcomes Marissa Alexander as our newest Career Development Instructor for the Ready4Work program. Marissa brings with her a host of skills and lived experiences that will help our clients successfully reconnect with the workforce, their families, and the community following incarceration. Marissa shared with us how excited she is to join the […]

Second Chances – Finding a Life of Purpose

As part of our Second Chance Month celebrations, Operation New Hope is excited to announce we are growing to meet the needs of thousands who are returning from courts, jails, and prisons to our communities every month. We have developed a strategic plan to create a statewide network of reentry services throughout Florida and will […]

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 […]

Giving Dads a Second Chance

In anticipation of Second Chance Month, we are pleased to celebrate the dads at Lawtey Correctional Institution who are working hard to make the most of their second chances by learning how to be better fathers. Operation New Hope’s Ready4Release Manager Ronnie Cage was onsite at the prison to celebrate the men who successfully completed […]

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 […]

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 […]