“Running is a great way to build discipline and commitment. It helped me transform my life. Now we're trying to help others do the same. We can't do it for them, but if they apply themselves and put for the effort, we'll get them hired."- Jose Ortiz

Run Hope Work was started by Founder Jose Ortiz, who modeled the program after his own path to success. Jose struggled with addiction and homelessness during his youth, and was saved from a life of hardship by a mentor who taught him the flooring trade and friends who introduced him to running. ​​

Now a proud business owner, community leader, and triathlete,  Jose wants to help others like him achieve wellness and career stability through the Run Hope Work program.

Our Founder, Jose Ortiz

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