Frequently Asked Questions
What does Spero’s Hope℠ do?
Spero’s Hope℠ is an organization dedicated to helping hourly workers in the New York City area become more economically self-sufficient by preparing them for better employment opportunities.
Our services include resume development, interview coaching and the identification of job openings, thereby promoting a successful job search. In addition, we offer vocational tuition assistance, enabling select non-college educated individuals to obtain certifications for trade-oriented positions.
When was Spero’s Hope℠ formed?
The initial idea behind Spero’s Hope℠ was incubated a number of years ago. While we have, as individuals, been working with clients for a while, the company was formed in July 2014.
How can I donate?
No donation is too small! Help New York City workers by making a tax-deductible donation. You can provide job assistance services to workers who are either unemployed or having trouble making ends meet. Alternatively, you can sponsor a fellow New Yorker for vocational training.
We accept donations via Paypal and check. Click here to make your tax-deductible contribution.
What is the general profile of your clients?
Our clients all have individual situations and needs. However, they are generally all working full-time and looking to get “to the next level.” We also work with workers who were recently laid off by their employer to minimize the period of time they are out of work.
Who is eligible for tuition assistance?
Schooling is not for everyone. If we meet someone who is interested in getting an education or certificate in a field of study about which s/he is passionate, s/he may be eligible for a scholarship. Notwithstanding interest levels, all scholarships are based on financial need.
Where are your offices?
We are a “virtual” organization; therefore, we currently do not have office space. We meet clients in locations that are convenient to them. Through generous donations from donors, we hope to have office space in the near future.
I represent an employer. How can we partner with Spero’s Hope℠?
If you employ hourly workers and/or staff without college degrees, please send us your open job requisitions. We will partner with your Human Resources staff or hiring managers in order to refer qualified candidates to you, at no cost to you!
If you are laying off an hourly workforce, Spero’s Hope℠ can provide similar services to outplacement services to your employees at no cost to you.
I represent a non-profit. We are looking to partner with another non-profit in order to help our clients with their job search.
As we would be interested in partnering with another non-profit, Spero’s Hope℠ is happy to have a conversation to determine if our goals and objectives are aligned.
How can I get involved?
Volunteers can help with resume writing, mock interviews, and conducting job searches on behalf of clients. Spero’s Hope℠ is also interested in volunteers who have fundraising and/or grant writing experience. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering your time.
What is the best way to contact Spero’s Hope℠?
Please click here to contact us.
Thank you for your interest!