HopeWorks’ mission is to guide Memphians in need of a second chance through essential education, counseling and career development programming to establish a relationship with God while building stability, confidence and a hope-filled future.
Conceptualized in 1988, HopeWorks received its 501(c)(3) status in 1998. HopeWorks believes that investment in the individual education and well-being of its students will create Christ-centered communities with strengthened relationships, improved economies and generational impact.
Providing Hope and Jobs for 35 years
HopeWorks provides support to Memphians in three main categories:
We help people access essential educational opportunities, including high school equivalency degrees and English language courses.
We work to eliminate restrictive barriers and aid Memphians as they pursue viable, passion-filled career opportunities.
We provide life-breathing counseling support, mentorship, technical education and career pathways to Memphians pre- and post-release from prison.
The HopeWorks Team
Development & Marketing Coordinator
Human Resources and Payroll
Chief Operating Officer
Director of Adult Education
The HopeWorks Board
Charles Maxwell, Board Chair