Job Training and Life Skills

Through free job certification courses for WeHOPE clients and the community, along with financial literacy and life skills training for the formerly incarcerated to combat recidivism, WeHOPE breaks down all the barriers that stand in the way of achieving self sufficiency.


HOPE Jobs is a program that offers WeHOPE clients and the general community free certification courses to become a Security Guard or Custodial Technician. The classes are taught by nationally certified instructors within their professional industry. Below are the current certification courses offered at Project WeHOPE.
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Dignity @Work

The mission of the Dignity@Work program is to leverage the resources and experience of Project WeHOPE and Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center to support formerly incarcerated individuals to unify with their families and the East Palo Alto community through impactful life skills, and job and entrepreneurship training resulting in dignified employment that provides livable wages and will result in significant reduction in recidivism.
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