Run Hope Work is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide at-risk DC youth with pathways to employment in the construction and IT industries.
/ BUILD CONFIDENCE
Running reduces stress, alleviates depression, and improves overall well-being. We use running, primarily as an early boost to encourage morning work activity, build confidence and provide a structured physical outlet for our participants.
/ PRACTICE MINDFULNESS
Our Hope Sessions are for meditation and are an essential component of our philosophy. Our daily circle meditation teaches self-awareness and mindfulness, designed to foster a deeper connection with oneself and the community.
/ CREATE EMPLOYMENT
To increase our participant’s employability profile, they need more than a nice resume and interviewing skills, they need credentials. We offer professional trainings that certify our members in competitive industries, leading to sustainable career opportunities
Run Hope Work’s Pathway to Employment
Using culturally relevant training modules and mentors, RHW develops positive character attributes, offers construction skills training, CompTIA A+ and Network + Training and certification, delivers workforce readiness training, and provides physical fitness training and post-traumatic meditation therapy
Join the workforce of skilled craftspeople and help shape the landscape of your
Choose a career in technology and be at the heart of innovation in an increasingly digital world.
GRADUATION AND PLACEMENT
RHW is your fast-track to a sustainable career through training and employer referral.
Using culturally relevant training modules and mentors, RHW offers career skills training and certification programs to participants in the fields of construction and information technology. While developing positive character attributes, all our career skills programs include workforce readiness training to support a smooth transition onto a job, physical fitness to improve physical health, and post-traumatic meditation therapy to support inner peace during times of adversity.
The Founder’s Story
Run Hope Work was founded in 2015 by Jose Ortiz. Jose modeled his workforce development programs based on his own path to success, after struggling with addiction and homelessness. Jose received a second chance from a mentor who taught him the trade of flooring, and from friends who introduced him to running.
Running and meditation saved him from a life of hardship. Jose is now the proud owner of Allstate Floors, a community leader, and a decorated triathlete. Jose created Run Hope Work in hopes to help others like him achieve wellness and career stability.
You’re invited to our first golfing tournament on April 22nd, 2023. Network with the business community while enjoying the spring weather. The proceeds from the golf tournament will help underserved Youth in Washington DC establish their career. For more information, follow us on social media.
RHW MINI GOLF & NETWORKING EVENT
Join us on January 20th, Friday, 4-6 PM at City Swing DC for a mini golf and networking event. This event aims to connect with each other, play mini golf, learn about the programs we are introducing this year (IT skills CompTia A+ and construction skills), and meet the Run Hope Work team.
Fall Cocktail Party & Fundraiser
Please join the Honorable Muriel Bowser and Adrian Fenty for an evening of cocktails and conversations to benefit Run Hope Work.
Enjoy appetizers and cocktails. Meet the people who help make Run Hope Work, well, work. Please get your ticket here.
Location: Hook Hall, Washington DC