We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering homeless high school girls by providing strong academic support and a stable home environment. We will be starting Trenton’s very first after-school boarding program, providing disadvantaged young women with the opportunity to thrive. We have been conducting community research and developing lasting relationships with the members and leaders of Trenton, NJ.
Why We Are Unique?
Boarding schools for low income students are really expensive and not necessarily replicable, but they come with a lot benefits. What sets us apart from other organizations is the fact that we are creating a niche in which we can take the benefits of a boarding school experience without the bureaucracy of creating an actual school. Our after-school boarding program will act as an interface between boarding schools and public schools which will allow us to take advantage of both worlds for a fraction of the cost.
Typical Day-By-Day Structure at HomeWorks
After a day at school, students will return to the HomeWorks residence, an environment that offers a safe place to sleep, bonding with their peers, fun activities, daily meals, and educational support.
Expected HomeWorks Development Timeline
The HomeWorks organization has been volunteering with organizations within Trenton in order to learn and better serve the community, building our team by hiring qualified and passionate individuals, developing the service and structure of the program that HomeWorks will offer, and acquiring funding which we will use to run our minimum viable product (MVP): the Summer Scholars Program during this summer. Our plan is to implement a small-scale version of our program this summer as a “prototype” of sorts for our work. The HomeWorks team is also participating in a summer accelerator program that will further equip us with the skills and resources to fully launch the year-round program.
Check out our blog to see more of what we’ve been up to and feel free to reach out to us at any time using the contact info at the bottom of the page.