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 more than 30 years
HopeWorks provides support to Memphians in three main categories:
1. Adult Education/
We help people access essential educational opportunities, including high school equivalency degrees and English language courses.
2. Employment Services
We work to eliminate restrictive barriers and aid Memphians as they pursue viable, passion-filled career opportunities.
3. Holistic Reentry
We provide life-breathing counseling support, mentorship, technical education and career pathways to Memphians pre- and post-release from prison.
The HopeWorks Team
Finance and Data Specialist
Development & Marketing Coordinator
Human Resources and Payroll
Chief Operating Officer
Director of Personal & Career Development
Director of AESL
Interim Director of Adult Education
The HopeWorks Board
Charles Maxwell, Board Chair