Adult Education
  • Classes usually run for 1 day a week, anywhere from 3-4 hours

  • Class sessions run for 10 weeks

  • Classes are only held in Hoboken at 301 Garden Street

  • Check out our calendar to see registration dates

 

Classes:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) –

Students will increase their speaking, reading and recognition of the English language

  • Computer Classes (Beginners and Advanced)–

Students will use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher 

  • Creative Wellness –

Students will create art, painting or 3D mixed media (using everyday objects to create art), as a method to foster wellness in mind, body, and soul 

  • Senior Physical Fitness 

Students will practice chair yoga or other balance and coordination activities

One-day workshops are offered occasionally.

Previous topics included:

  • Physical Health and Nutrition

  • Emotional Wellness

  • Financial Literacy and Budgeting Assistance

Eligibility for free classes:

Funded by Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
  • Individuals with disabilities or seniors, 60 years of age or older, can apply without regard to income

  • Under 60 years of age, individuals must be under 125% federal poverty guidelines

  • Current proof of income, for 4-weeks (paystubs or notarized letter from employer)

  • Use the calculator to determine if you are eligible (below 125% FPG), Eligibility Calculator (opens a new tab)

  1. select NJ 

  2. select family size*

  3. type in annual income.

*If your family size is more than 5, contact HOPES to determine eligibility

 

  • To accommodate students not eligible for free classes, there is a fee option in order to provide services to all who seek to improve the quality of their life and professional skills.  

  • Total monthly household income may not exceed 250% of the Federal Poverty Level

  • Be uninsured or under-insured

  • Current proof of income, for 4-weeks (paystubs or notarized letter from employer).​

  • Use the calculator to determine if you are eligible (below 100% FPG), Eligibility Calculator (opens a new tab)

  1. select NJ 

  2. select family size*

  3. type in annual income

*If your family size is more than 5, contact HOPES to determine eligibility

Health Screenings

  • HOPES actively educates the community about free cancer screenings 

  • Makes referrals through the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program (NJCEED)

The services provided through NJCEED:

  • Education outreach screening

  • Case management tracking follow-up facilitation into treatment

  • The NJ CEED Program follows the American Cancer Society's cancer screening guidelines

  • HOPES will also refer willing clients who are smokers to the New Jersey Quitline

Eligibility​:

Insurance Enrollment

  • In partnership with CoverNJ and CMS 

  • HOPES works to connect New Jersey residents to health insurance options now available under the affordable Care Act (ACA)


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Barbara Reyes

Community Services Supervisor

1-855-OK-HOPES ext 1012

Mary Caldwell

Community Education Supervisor

1-855-OK-HOPES ext 1108

 

 

COMPUTER LABS

  • HOPES offers free use of our computer labs for educational and professional development

  • Individuals can use these computers to edit their resumes, and look for jobs online

  • Engage in other professional and educational uses

  • In order to utilize this resource, you will need to provide current proof of income for 4-weeks (pay-stubs, notarized letter)

  • Proof of income is used for allocating our grants

 

Location and Times*:

  • Rue Building, 301 Garden St., 1:00 – 4:30 PM

  • Family Resource Center, 532 Jackson St., 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 

* Labs are periodically closed for staff training.

 

Translation and notary services are also available free of charge, depending on availability of staff persons. 

 
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