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About HomeWorks

A Free, Community-Based
After-School Residential Program
 Equipping the Next Generation of Community Leaders

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Our Story

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.

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.

Vision

In the future, we see communities of young women around the world breaking down educational and gender barriers to social justice.

Values

HomeWorks centers our values of empathy, community, and
intentionality in
everything we do.

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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.

HomeWorks Pillars

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Residential Living

Learn about HomeWorks model of communal living within the scholar's community

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Academic Enrichment

Learn how our program prepares our scholars for academic success in high school and beyond.

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Identity-Driven Leadership

Learn how HomeWorks promotes leadership development through social-emotional & identity learning and civic engagement.

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Local Education and Community

Learn how our program is informed by and integrated within the local Trenton community.

Scholar Voices

Learn more about HomeWorks by hearing what our scholars and their parents have to say about their experience with our program!