The HOPE Program condemns the needless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and numerous others.

HOPE was founded on the belief that everyone deserves the chance to work and grow. This week, as we face painful reminders of lasting, violent, and systemic racism, it is clear that our city and nation have a moral imperative to work toward equality and grow in our understanding as we take action against the structural barriers that continue to hold our Black and Brown neighbors back.

Sadly, this is nothing new. Racism ends so many lives and permeates every corner of our society and economy.

Through HOPE's mission of empowering New Yorkers to build thriving careers, we deeply understand that the cards are stacked against people of color. Black Americans earn 27% less in the workforce * and even when their resumes are equally strong, Black jobseekers receive 36% fewer callbacks in the job market than their white peers ** .

We believe that our work of providing New Yorkers of all backgrounds with the skills, support, and networks to build thriving careers chips away at these statistics. We invite you to join us in this critical work. Sign up for mock interviews. Help our jobseekers write resumes. Get to know the men and women of HOPE. Contact us to hire skilled New Yorkers. Most importantly, we invite you to continue to join us in the fight for economic and racial justice.
In Solidarity,

Jennifer Mitchell
Executive Director

One Smith Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201