Project HOPE (Helping Our People Excel)

Mission Statement

Project HOPE logoProject HOPE encourages and facilitates collaboration, communication and advocacy among referral resources, education/training providers, employers, and people in our community to dissolve existing disparity and ensure equity in employment and economic opportunities.

What is Project HOPE?

Project HOPE is a city initiative designed to serve as a catalyst that helps service providers, employers and individuals seeking employment build bridges to rewarding, long-term employment. Project HOPE encourages and facilitates collaboration among existing community resources and supports organizations that are expanding resources that share the mission of Project HOPE.

Current Project HOPE Involvement

  • Collaborating with local non-profits and service providers
  • Engaging businesses
  • Participate in Dubuque Works
  • Supporting the program, Breaking Barriers/Pre-Employment Strategies
  • Exploring alternative education opportunities
  • Promote IowaWorks and the Career Readiness Certificate
  • Participate in Diversity in the Workplace Committee and Disability Mentoring Day
  • Seek grant-funding to support local employment training and programs
  • Partnering with Operation New View to expand Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Participate in the EITC Funders Network Community Foundation Steering Committee

For more information about Project HOPE contact:

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Phone: 563-588-2700 
Project HOPE website