The latest news updates and events from the Wilmington HOPE Commission.
Project HOPE – Christiana Health Care System and the Wilmington HOPE Commission
The Wilmington HOPE Commission has a workforce development program in partnership with Christiana Health Care System which provides employment opportunities. The Wilmington HOPE Commission provides an Enhanced Workforce Development (EWFD) Program that is a 12 week comprehensive program for those seeking employment or better employment. EWFD teaches individual’s basic workforce development skills such as presentation, interview skills, resume writing and then continues with instruction on how to maintain a job and other key employment skills. Upon successful completion of the 12 week program an individual has an opportunity to interview with CHCS for a position in a variety of areas. This program is open to the general public. The class is free and you can pre-register for the next class on line at www.wilmhope.org.
Our most recent Project HOPE successes are:
St. Clair Jackson – started on 7/15
Marlon Cable – cleared to start 8/12
And, Terrence Bailey who was hired into a casual position in May, recently was offered and accepted a full-time position.
Two hours into his shift on a cool, bright Thursday morning, Anthony Owens and his three-person crew of street cleaners did a little extra work, picking up some bottles from a fenced-in corner park in northeast Wilmington. A privately run community space, it wasn't...read more
Before Curtis Butler went to prison, he was a union pipefitter and HVAC worker, working in airports, refineries and power plants. When he was released, he had nothing but the clothes on his back — his work experience was practically useless. With a robbery conviction...read more
At our board meeting in March we had one of our amazing members, Kevin Ramos, speak about what the Wilmington HOPE Commission has meant to him since he began the reentry program. Here are some photos from this special dayread more