About Us

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Founded in 2016, HomeWorks Trenton is a 501(c)(3) non-profit operating a free, after-school residential program for marginalized high school girls that provides academic and social-emotional enrichment activities to supplement public schools and build community leaders.
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Mission

HomeWorks inspires and equips young women from marginalized communities to achieve their potential and positively transform the world around them by providing a supportive and educational residential environment.

Community Statement

HomeWorks aims to work alongside our scholars to disrupt the narrative that Black and Latinx girls’ lives are defined by the cyclical effects of systemic injustice. We accomplish this by providing a space to explore and reclaim power over their experiences, cultures and identities.

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Values

Intentionality. Empathy. Community.

Vision

Communities of young women around the world breaking down educational and gender barriers to social justice.

Theory of Change

HomeWorks' free, community-based 5-½ day residential model will change the world through support and enrichment. Click here to learn more about how we will get this done.

Strategic Plan

HomeWorks has a vision to create powerful communities of women all across the country and world. Click here to view our strategic plan and other important documents.

Our Successes:
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2017

  • Summer Residential Pilot

  • 5 Scholars

  • Raised $97,170

  • Measured Social-Emotional Growth

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2018

  • Summer Residential Program

  • 10 Scholars

  • Raised $106,898

  • Measured Social-Emotional Growth

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2019

  • Fall Residential Program

  • 11 Scholars

  • Raised $269,126

  • Improved Attendance 

  • Measured Social-Emotional Growth

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2020 - 2021

  • Adapted In-Person Day Program (M-F, 8am-5pm)

  • 12 Scholars

  • Raised $444,828

  • 93% Attendance Rate (vs. 70% attendance rate in Trenton) 

  • 2.8 Average GPA (vs. 1.3 Median in Trenton)

  • Measured Social-Emotional Growth

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This Year

  • Fully in-person residential program

  • 11 Scholars

  • Daily in-person programming 

  • Daily in-person academic assistance

  • Increased focus on mental well-being and social emotional health

  • Daily meals and transportation

Our Achievements:
Featured In:
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Real Woman Magazine (Fall 2021)
The Lawrentian (Winter 2021)
Regional Plan Association Pathways to Health Equity

This would not be possible without the generosity of our donors.