We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young women by providing strong academic support and a stable home environment. We will be starting Trenton’s very first after-school boarding program, providing underserved students 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 expensive and not necessarily replicable, but they come with many benefits. What sets us apart from other organizations is that we create a niche in which we can take the benefits of a boarding school experience without the bureaucracy of an actual school. Our after-school boarding program will act as an interface between boarding schools and public schools, allowing us to take advantage of both worlds for a fraction of the cost.
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.
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, and developing the service and structure of the program that HomeWorks will offer.
We acquired funding to run our minimum viable product (MVP): the Summer Scholars Program during July 2017. This is a small-scale version of our program as a “prototype” of sorts for our work, serving 5 young woman for 4-weeks. The HomeWorks team is also participating in a summer accelerator program that will further equip us with the skills and resources to launch the full, year-round program in the fall of 2018. Of course, we cannot do so without your help. Please donate if you believe in our cause, and check out our blog to see more of what we’ve been up to!