Taller San Jose Hope Builders
Hope Builders empowers Orange County’s young adults with mentorship, life skills and job skills training that meets the needs of employers. This worthy goal reflects an unwavering acceptance of others and where they are on their life trajectories, and its commitment to empowering young adults to realize their strengths and positively impact their futures.
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange founded the organization in 1995 in response to increasing gang violence, high youth unemployment, low high school graduation rates and rising teen pregnancy rates in Central Orange County. Every year, Hope Builders enrolls more than 200 young adults, who are caught in this cycle of poverty, and strives to help them achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.