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THE CAMPAIGN FOR

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Support the transformation of 1212 Edgewood Avenue House to ensure that HomeWorks establishes permanent roots in Trenton! 

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IMPACT

HomeWorks Trenton, after six years of operating from five different rental spaces, is now prepared for a permanent campus in the community. Our goal is to establish ourselves as a vital anchor point and become an integral part of the fabric of Trenton.

 

The 1212 Edgewood Avenue House will significantly enhance our capacity and long-term stability. It will support the growth of our program and enable us to expand to 40 scholars at any given time – 10 scholars per high school grade. Providing a permanent space for the duration of high school will help our scholars to become confident and effective leaders who are creating systemic change within our local and global communities.

Program Sustainability and Growth

HomeWorks House will allow us to expand our program to impact 4x scholars per year.

Community Anchor

A permanent home will anchor HomeWorks in our community and increase our visibility and credibility.

Cost Savings

Not only will HomeWorks House allow us to do more for more scholars, but it will also help us do that at a significant cost savings.

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Community Revitalization Through Preservation

After being abandoned and falling into disrepair for over a decade, the 1212 Edgewood Avenue building will be rebuilt into a vibrant new home for our scholars.

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HOUSE
HOMEWORKS

HomeWorks House is much more than a dorm – it’s a home! A place of belonging where everyone feels safe, secure, loved, accepted, and valued.

The residential component of the HomeWorks model sets us apart. It is the heart of our program: a place where scholars can learn and grow, where they are free to express themselves, where their experiences as young Black and Brown women are validated, and where they can lift each other up.

The Campaign for HomeWorks House will enable us to provide annually:

7560

Nourishing Meals

15,120

Trips to and from School

9,240

16,800

Tutoring Sessions

Hours of Enrichment

HomeWorks House is expected to reduce annual expenses by 30%!

WHY EDGEWOOD?

Located at 1212 Edgewood Avenue, our new home is in the Parkside neighborhood of south Trenton, one of the safest areas in the city. Bordering Cadwalader Park (famously designed by Frederick Law Olmstead) to the rear, HomeWorks House sits back and above street level. The property is two acres with plenty of open space and greenery, as well as off-street parking. Once the enlargement and renovations are completed, HomeWorks House will have 14,000 square feet. As with everything at HomeWorks, the selection and purchase of 1212 Edgewood Avenue was very intentional. Consulting with a panel of experienced advisors, we had deep insight into the Trenton housing market and neighborhoods. We narrowed our search to the Millhill, Hilltonia, and Cadwalader Park neighborhoods of Trenton. These neighborhoods, all slightly further from the city center, are the safest areas of Trenton and provide more open space and less distractions for our scholars. Within these areas, the ideal residential building would need to be large enough, with at least 70 square feet per bedroom for the first occupant and an additional 50 square feet for each additional occupant thereafter. In order to comply with New Jersey zoning and code standards, the residential building must be an R2 Dormitory. But town ordinances do not usually allow organizations like HomeWorks to live in certain residential areas. Most viable buildings in Trenton are not well situated for our needs. Buildings large enough often don't have requisite zoning or meet modern constructions codes. These considerations narrowed our search considerably. Before purchasing 1212 Edgewood Avenue, we secured zoning variance approval from the Trenton City Council.

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We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

We'd love to hear from you.

(609) 414-7907

PO Box (send all mail and cheques here):

174 Nassau Street Box #196 Princeton, NJ 08542

Located in Trenton, NJ

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