Our Mission

Run Hope Work’s mission is to help youth and young adults transform their lives through a holistic program incorporating physical fitness, mental well-being, and industry-recognized workforce training.

01

RUN

/ 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.

02

HOPE

/ 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.

03

WORK

/ 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 and delivers workforce readiness training, and provides physical fitness training and post-traumatic meditation therapy.

CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT

Join the workforce of skilled craftspeople and help shape the landscape of your
community.

GRADUATION AND PLACEMENT

RHW is your fast-track to a sustainable career through training and employer referral.

Our Impact

Utilizing culturally relevant training modules and mentors, Run Hope Work (RHW) provides career skills training and certification programs to participants in the construction industry. In addition to fostering positive character attributes, all of our career skills programs incorporate workforce readiness training to facilitate a seamless transition into a job, physical fitness to enhance overall health, and post-traumatic meditation therapy to foster inner peace during times of adversity.

Jose Ortiz

Honoring Our Founder's Legacy

Run Hope Work was founded in 2014 by Jose Ortiz, who has since passed away. Jose had modeled the program after his own path to success, after he struggled with addiction and homelessness. He received a second chance from a mentor who taught him the trade of flooring, and friends who introduced him to running.

Running and meditation saved him from a life of hardship. Jose became the proud owner of Allstate Floors, a community leader, and a decorated triathlete. With a heart full of compassion, Jose had created Run Hope Work in hopes of helping others like him achieve wellness and career stability.

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Our Events

5K Event - Run Hope Work

Run for a better life 5k

Join us to honor our founder’s legacy and support Run Hope Work’s transformational workforce development program that changes the lives of young people in Washington, DC. Mark your calendars for October 22, 2023, at 8 AM in Anacostia Park.
Join us.

Run hope work | Workforce development and Non Profit Organization

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.

Run hope work | Workforce development and Non Profit Organization

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

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