The Work Group Success Stories

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“My life has changed so much since I came to The Work Group. Before I came to this program I was in the streets selling drugs and smoking weed. I was the type of person that didn’t care about what anyone had to say to me and never listened. I got locked up and they put me on probation. I was still on the streets until my probation officer told me you either go back to school or be locked up. I was accepted in the program and attended for nine months. I got my GED and I did something I never thought I would do. I signed up for college and got accepted. I am now attending Rowan University and I also have my first real job. I owe it all to The Work Group because, without them, I would be out doing the things I was doing.”

Jowie Lopez - 17 

Camden City resident 

Criminal Justice major – Rowan University

“Because of The Work Group, I was able to get my GED and they helped me enroll at Rowan University as a Secondary Education major. The Work Group gives a person a second chance and prevents them from getting in trouble.” 

Marie Bosch - 19

Camden City resident

Secondary Education Major – Rowan Universi

This program does work. It is a 2nd chance for young people who were unable to complete high school through the traditional channels. While there are GED programs available, The Work Group provides something more. There is no other program that offers job skills and preparation for the job market. With only a GED, their cup is only half full. With the work readiness component offered by The Work Group, their cup is full. I am thankful that The Work Group was there for me.

DR. TONY GUZMAN - 26

Pennsauken Township

B.A. – Rutgers University

M.S. – Wilmington College

Ed.D. – Wilmington College

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“I would be out on the streets if not for The Work Group. The Work Group made me a better person. For the first time in my life I felt as though I was involved with something important! It seemed like what I had to give actually mattered to someone and I got to make a difference in other peoples lives. After I completed the program, the staff encouraged me to keep my job and helped me with difficult situation at work.

JORGE PEREZ - 18

Camden City Resident 

HOVERT Pharmaceuticals

“The Work Group has taught me how to manage money, prepare for the GED, help our community, and how to be more responsible in the choices I make for myself. I am determined to pass the GED and make my dreams come true.”

NIKITA COOKS - 16

Camden City resident

The Work Group

"Had it not been for The Work Group teaching me how to set goals and develop action plans, I would not be as successful as I am today in my career or in my personal life."

VIVIAN LOPEZ - 27