Booker visits Hopeworks in Camden to deliver a career talk to young adults 

Last week, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker visited Hopeworks, a nonprofit and social enterprise that propels young adults ages 17 to 27 into long-term living wage careers from its headquarters in Camden.

During the visit, Booker (D-N.J.) toured the facility, engaged in a dynamic career talk with young adults and greeted board members and corporate partners of Hopeworks to gain insight into the program’s mission.

“I’m inspired by the young people I met today who, in the face of adversity, are working toward their dreams with extraordinary determination,” Booker said. “I’m grateful for the work Hopeworks is doing in Camden to provide these future leaders real-world job experience and a healing atmosphere, empowering them to secure brighter futures for themselves and their families.”

Known for his dedication to helping people reconnect with educational opportunities and meaningful career paths, Booker’s visit to Hopeworks aligns with the organization’s mission to transform the lives of young adults.

“Sen. Booker has been a tireless advocate for education and social justice, and his commitment to empowering the next generation is truly commendable,” Executive Director of Hopeworks Dan Rhoton said. “It was heartening to see, firsthand, that Sen. Booker shares in our understanding that providing these young adults with the opportunity and support needed to thrive, is not just a goal, but a responsibility. We appreciate Sen. Booker taking the time to visit Hopeworks and for his ongoing support on providing the best outcome for young adults.”