Project HOPE is a Hunts Point-based employment and training center that assists individuals with employment resources and provides employers with access to qualified vetted candidates.   A not-for-profit affiliate of GHPEDC, Project HOPE’s approach to workforce development is market-driven and responsive to meeting the employment and training needs of both job seekers and employers.   Project HOPE provides:  

  • career planning and job search
  • basic and advanced resume writing
  • interview skills and job placement
  • High School equivalency certification
  • English as a Second Language
  • referrals for health care and health insurance   

Project HOPE also provides OSHA safety training, a key qualification for many opportunities in the industrial job market. The OSHA program enhances a worker’s knowledge and proficiency in the identification of existing and predictable hazards in the work environment and the necessary controls to eliminate or minimize those hazards.  We offer the OSHA 10 hour and OSHA 30 hour courses as well as  Flagger (Traffic Safety Manager) training.  Project HOPE coordinates an annual job fair with the participation of many local employers, including the Hunts Point Terminal Market, the largest food market in the U.S.     

Employment & training services: 

Cielo Jaramillo, Job Developer,  email:  Cielo.jaramillo@urbanhealthplan.org

Miguel Calderon, Director - Project HOPE Tel: 732-347-6618  email: Miguel.Calderon@urbanhealthplan.org     



Project HOPE also provides technical assistance to small businesses, including business formation, financing and Minority & Women-Owned Business (MWBE) certifications for doing business with New York City and New York State.  See below for upcoming public bid opportunities.

Small Business services: Katherine Torres, MWBE Specialist Tel: 973-797-9871  email: Katherine.Torres@urbanhealthplan.org   

Project HOPE is located at 854 Hunts Point Avenue, Bronx, New York 10474, two blocks south of Bruckner Boulevard, in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. We are 3 blocks from the Hunts Point Avene station on the #6 subway line, 5 blocks from the Simpson Street station of the #2/5 line, and steps from a Bx #6 Bus stop at Hunts Pt Ave and Lafayette.