Biden Declares April 2024 as Second Chance Month

Jacksonville, Florida – Operation New Hope, a statewide nonprofit that provides support and training designed to reduce recidivism, joins individuals, communities, and agencies across the country to recognize the importance of reentry during Second Chance Month. In a Proclamation on Second Chance Month issued on March 29, 2024, President Biden stated “America was founded on […]

Helping Teens Prepare for the Workforce

Thanks to a grant from the United Way of Northeast Florida, Operation New Hope has been working with Teen Leaders of America to help teens prepare to be successful in the workforce. Funding from United Way’s Economic Mobility Grant has supported programming focused on the specific needs of 18 to 24 year-olds and has allow […]

Celebrating Women in Construction

Since 1998, Women in Construction Week has celebrated and promoted the role of women in the construction industry, and our friends at Turner Construction are celebrating by donating 30 pairs of new women’s work boots and hundreds of new safety vests to support our Ready4Work female clients entering the construction industry. Turner’s team stopped by […]

Top 25 Achievements of Past 25 Years

Here in Florida, there exists a beacon of hope that has been helping people rebuild their lives for a quarter of a century. Founded in March 1999, Operation New Hope celebrates our 25th anniversary this year, commemorating our legacy of transformative impact on the communities we serve. What began as a vision to uplift a […]

Ready4Work Graduates are on the RISE

Operation New Hope is excited to be partnering with the City of Orlando to ensure our Ready4Work graduates are on the RISE! Clients who successfully complete our Ready4Work Orlando Career Development program and take advantage of additional Career and Technical training can earn additional stipends to support their Second Chance journey to a new career and […]

COO Sytisha Claycomb Earns Ed.D. in Leadership

Please join us in congratulating Operation New Hope’s Chief Operating Officer Sytisha Claycomb for earning her Ed.D. in Leadership from Spalding University.  The primary focus of her research not only centered on the pervasive barriers that disproportionally affect Black women in the workplace, but it also examined the career progression and experiences of senior and executive-level Black […]

Ready4Work Orlando Celebrates First Year

To meet the critical needs of the thousands of people who return home to Central Florida every month from jail and prison, Operation New Hope opened a new program location in Orlando in September 2022 as part of our Statewide Reentry Network. After our first year of delivering our nationally-recognized Ready4Work reentry program and providing […]

Second Chance Support – Bombas

Operation New Hope is so thankful to Bombas for their generous donation to help ensure our clients have clean socks to wear this winter. Many of our clients return home with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. So having new, clean clothing essentials is so important to being successful in finding a job […]

Voices of Hope – David P.

“I’m originally from Bradenton, Florida and started using drugs because it was the only escape route I knew. If I couldn’t get it, I’d find a way to take it. The day I went to jail, I lost everything. I hurt the person I cared about the most and that hurt me. It broke my […]

Second Chance Supporters – Honey Pot Bike Collective

Operation New Hope extends our sincere thanks to our newest Second Chance Supporters at the Honey Pot Bike Collective.  Garfield Cooper (pictured at ZenCog Bicycle Company in Riverside) and the Honey Pot Bike Collective just donated 7 bikes to our Ready4Work clients. At Operation New Hope, we provide support and training to people who have been […]

Ready4Work Now Available in St. Johns County’s Jail

Operation New Hope is pleased to announce that we will now be offering our nationally-recognized Ready4Work reentry training and support program to people prior to release from the St. Johns County Jail. This new and exciting partnership with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is made possible because of a generous ARPA grant from the United […]

National Association of Reentry Professionals Honors ONH

During our first Ready4Work graduation ceremony of 2023, the National Association of Reentry Professionals presented the Johnny & Julia Pace Award to our team, highlighting our work in the field of reentry. Every year, the National Associate of Reentry Professionals recognizes the work of four organizations across the country for providing excellent services bridging returning […]

Second Chance Supporter – UPS

We would like to extend a big thank you to The UPS Foundation for their $25,000 grant in support of our  workforce development training. This generous funding will be used towards our Ready4Work Vocational Training program to provide work attire, transportation assistance, and job skills training to formerly incarcerated individuals in Jacksonville, Florida.  The primary […]

Team ONH Celebrates National Night Out Orlando

As the new neighbors in town, Operation New Hope was pleased to participate in Orlando’s National Night Out (NNO) event on November 1, 2022. NNO is America’s night to give crime and drugs a going away party. The tradition began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and  […]

Second Chance Supporters – Open Road Bicycles

Open Road Bicycles in San Marco spearheaded an effort to donate bikes for Operation New Hope’s Ready4Work clients. When the owner of the bike shop located in the Miramar shopping center, Scott Gross, heard about the need for transportation so that the nonprofit’s clients could get to work after incarceration, he networked with the other […]

ONH Joins Rand Corporation’s Town Hall Meeting

On September 20, 2022, Operation New Hope’s Chief Communications Officer Amanda Mahan joined the Rand Corporation’s Town Hall Meeting to discuss how training and support increases returning citizens chances at successfully securing living wage work after incarceration. Watch the full discussion below. Share this post Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Read More…