Star of Hope Ministries

Serving our Neighbors

Join us in bringing hope and opportunities to our neighbors.


Financial donations allow us to fill in the gaps of need as we learn of them, always pointing people to the local church and to the HOPE we have in Jesus.


Information concerning volunteer opportunities with Star of Hope Ministries and areas where people can partner with us to serve our neighbors.

STAR TEC Institute

(In Memory of John M. Locola)

Our various STAR TEC programs and initiatives provide churches and individuals with the resources for job and life skill training, mentoring and job coaching, STEAM programs for our youth, and essential support for the un- and under-employed in Paterson, Newark, Willingboro and beyond.


Equipping our neighbors through coaching and mentoring relationships, technical and life skills training, and Biblically based teaching.

Creating pathways to meaningful work and entrepreneurial opportunities through community engagement.

Providing students with educational resources around STEAM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

Serving our Neighbors through the Memory of John Locola

In his life, John had a passion for helping others. It is his passion that informs and propels the work of STAR TEC Institute and the John M. Locola Empowerment Center and it is in loving memory of John that we continue to open the door to new possibilities.

Learn More About John

Through 2020 & 2021 Star of Hope Ministries is serving in three important ways:

Star of Hope, a historic ministry in downtown Paterson, serves those that serve people in need.

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Silk City Coffee Co

Paterson, Newark, 
Willingboro, & Beyond

Star of Hope serves the underserved in Greater Paterson, Newark, Willingboro and beyond in a number of ways, but principally and most notably through its Member Network, a partnership of churches and organizations committed to serving the poor.

If you are interested in more information about how to become part of
Star of Hope Ministries’ Member Network
Please call 973-742-1222 ext.18
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