What is the HopeWorks mission?

HopeWorks Social Enterprises helps low-income, Snohomish County residents, achieve self-sufficiency through social enterprises that provide training and pathways to living-wage jobs.


What is a Social Enterprise?

“Social enterprises are businesses whose primary purpose is the common good. They use the methods and disciplines of business and the power of the marketplace to advance their social, environmental and human justice agendas.” Three characteristics distinguish a social enterprise from other types of businesses, nonprofits and government agencies: It directly [...]


How many Social Enterprises does HopeWorks manage?

Ground Works Landscaping was established in January 2011 as HopeWorks’ first social enterprise. Through professional job training, this business provides pathways to professional careers in the landscaping industry. Ground Works is a participating member in the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals in Snohomish County. WaterWorks Irrigation Services was established in April [...]


Who are the HopeWorks Social Enterprise trainees?

HopeWorks serves individuals who have a desire to learn with employable job skills that produce pathways to living wage careers. Our trainees come from various backgrounds in our community and are oftentimes experiencing barriers to employment outside of their control. Many of our clients currently come from our Housing Hope programs.


Who are supporters of HopeWorks in the community?

HopeWorks enjoys many supporters in Snohomish and King County areas. Many individuals lend a hand as volunteers, mentors, become social investors, or donate furniture to RENEW Home & Decor. Many local corporations support HopeWorks in many different ways. The organizations that helped launch HopeWorks include: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation The [...]


How can I support HopeWorks?

Visit our Get Involved page and determine what role may work for you. HopeWorks is always available to discuss specific needs as our headquarters and new social enterprise needs develop. Please don’t hesitate to email us at contacthw@hopewrks.org or call (425) 610-4931.

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