Everett’s HopeWorks Station To Expand

September 8, 2016

Everett, Everett Economy

Today HopeWorks Social Enterprises, a division of Housing Hope received word that JPMorgan Chase Foundation will be awarding them a grant for $300,000.00 to help with future expansion. Here are the details from Sara Haner at Housing Hope…

HopeWorks Station

HopeWorks Station is at the corner of 34th and Broadway in Everett

JPMorgan Chase Foundation has announced a $300,000 grant for HopeWorks Station, a transit-oriented development and workforce development center accessible to residents of affordable housing throughout Snohomish County.

“We take great pride in our history of supporting organizations and programs that strengthen the communities we serve,” says Cat Martin, Vice President of Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co. “We commend the important work of HopeWorks and are pleased to support its efforts with this grant.”

In general, the grant will support community, transit-oriented and social enterprise development in our community.

“We want to applaud JPMorgan Chase Foundation for five years of support in building the HopeWorks Social Enterprises capacity to be a real solution to the employment desires and needs of homeless individuals,” Said Ed Petersen, Chief Strategic Officer of HopeWorks Social Enterprises. “This grant is a testimony to Chase’s confidence in HopeWorks. Even more, it is evidence of the bank’s commitment to workforce and economic development for homeless and low income households in Snohomish County.”

Specifically, the grant will allow HopeWorks to build its capacity in the following ways:

  • Neighborhood Redevelopment (Community Development). HopeWorks will serve as the catalyst towards transformation of the Everett Station District into a vibrant
    transit-oriented neighborhood. This grant also supports HopeWorks’ leadership commitment in support of the Everett Station District Alliance, an organization of neighborhood property owners and community stakeholders.
  • HopeWorks Station Phase Two (Transit-Oriented Development). HopeWorks will design and develop a new 70,000 square foot building as a workforce development center and residential facility for vulnerable individuals seeking career pathways.
  • Incubation (Social Enterprise Development). HopeWorks will continue developing new social enterprises to join its existing enterprises of GroundWorks Landscaping, ReNewWorks Home and Decor and CafeWorks.


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12 Responses to “Everett’s HopeWorks Station To Expand”

  1. Anon Says:

    Good riddance. Ciao

  2. Steve Says:

    Having these comments really degrades the news reporting. Isn’t that what Facebook is for editor?

    • Robert Says:

      Really… if it bothers you that much, stop scrolling when you hit the end of the story.

    • Anon Says:

      Having an opinion with facts to back it up ruins the story?
      Thats what the comments are for. Not everything can be screened and censored.

      Your comment had nothing to do with the story, so your point is what?

      If you want to generally complain, do it in your own thread on facebook… that is what its for. Not on the comments section to a particular story.

      Truth hurts. Welcome to adulthood.

    • Wa-fix Says:

      Robert is 100% correct. Don’t like it, don’t read them.

    • Hillary Says:


  3. Hillary Says:

    Yayyyyyy! More freebies I’ll smoke a dobbie to dat yo

  4. anon Says:

    According to federal bailout funds- Chase owes around $1.7B.
    This must be how they pay back. Love when gigantic companies try to influence “small town america.”

    Thank you JPMorgan Chase. You are God’s gift to banks.

    • anon Says:

      On a side note. How much can one of these low income, affordable housing people get on a loan these days via JPMorgan?
      Think they’re considered high risk? No credit? No problem?

      F U bank.

    • Tax Dollar Charlie Says:

      Tax dollar charlie here to tell you how stupid your comment is because, it’s wrong. JP Morgan Chase owes 0. The site which you got your number from is https://projects.propublica.org/bailout/list , and it shows the government PROFITED 1.7 BILLION from them. Unless the number is in red, it’s a profit.

      • Anon Says:

        Oh im sorry. They borrowed 25 billion and paid back 1.7 after they crashed the market and ruined everyones lives. Guess I should have read it better.

        Thanks for the correction. They’re still criminals and my point of lending to lower income people is still true. When you cant pay your bills, wouldnt you love 25 billion to get you back on your feet?

        Where be my bailout?