Project HOPE


Project HOPE is a Hunts Point-based employment and training center that assists individuals with employment resources and provides employers with access to qualified vetted candidates.  .  A not-for-profit affiliate of HPEDC, Project HOPE’s approach to workforce development is market-driven and responsive to meeting the employment and training needs of both job seekers and employers.       Project HOPE provides:  

  • career planning and job search
  • basic and advanced resume      writing
  • interview skills and job      placement
  • High School equivalency      certification
  • English as a Second Language
  • referrals for health care and      health insurance   

Project HOPE also provides OSHA safety training, a key qualification for many opportunities in the industrial job market. The OSHA program enhances a worker’s knowledge and proficiency in the identification of existing and predictable hazards in the work environment and the necessary controls to eliminate or minimize those hazards.     Project HOPE coordinates an annual job fair with the participation of many local employers, including the Hunts Point Terminal Market, the largest food market in the U.S.     

Employment & traing services: Miguel Calderon, Director - Project HOPE Tel: 347-271-3755 email:     


Project HOPE also provides technical assistance to small businesses, including business formation, financing and Minority & Women-Owned Business (MWBE) certifications for doing business with New York City and New York State.  See below for upcoming public bid opportunities.

Small Business services: Katherine Torres, MWBE Specialist Tel: 347-271- 3757 email: