The Manor of Hope Community was excited to break ground last week on Phase One of a new and exciting enhancement to its programming.

Innovation is an important value to the Manor of Hope as we are always looking for ways to better serve the members of our community while providing the strongest opportunities to learn and grow.

This new initiative involves longtime Manor of Hope’s Building Futures Program partners Signature Galleries and First Avenue Woodworking in Royersford, PA.  

Proprietors Ed and Sherri have given employment and apprenticeship opportunities to multiple residents of the Manor.  The partnership grows even stronger with this new initiative in which a portion of their beautiful waterfront woodshop will be a dedicated learning space for our community members.  Residents will be able to train under Ed’s experienced team in order to both build new carpentry skills and express themselves through art.

This past week members of the Manor of Hope community worked tirelessly to prepare the space for the upcoming year.  Work included framing out and painting new walls, installing workbenches and running new airlines for tools.

As exciting as Phase One of this project is for all those involved, it is only the start of truly amazing things to come.

Stay tuned to learn more about the planned evolution of this partnership which will include expanding access to the school to the larger recovery community as well as providing an opportunity for those in recovery to earn income through craftsmanship and entrepreneurship.

To learn more about Ed, Sherri, and their teams’ operations you can check out their website.

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