A Free, Community-Based
After-School Residential Program Equipping the Next Generation of Community Leaders
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 identity-driven leadership enrichment to supplement public schools and develop community leaders.
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.
In the future, we see communities of young women around the world breaking down educational and gender barriers to social justice.
HomeWorks centers our values of empathy, community, and
everything we do.
Trenton Community Statement
Specifically in Trenton, New Jersey, 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, and fostering a community of young women dedicated to breaking down social injustices in their home communities and beyond.
Learn about HomeWorks model of communal living within the scholar's community
Learn how our program prepares our scholars for academic success in high school and beyond.
Learn how HomeWorks promotes leadership development through social-emotional & identity learning and civic engagement.