What: Third Annual HopeWorks Breakfast
When: Saturday, March 5 | 8:30 a.m.
Where: Woodland Hills Event Center
A Gourmet Breakfast by Sysco Memphis
Musical Entertainment by Stephanie Needham, TurningPoint
Making the Impossible Possible: Bill Strickland and HopeWorks
“A simple life is not something you simply pursue; it is something you create, moment by moment.”
- Bill Strickland
Nationally recognized as a visionary leader who authentically delivers educational and cultural opportunities to at-risk students and adults, Bill Strickland is president and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, a Pittsburgh-based youth development and adult training center. Through the power of his vision, the consistency of his purpose and an undying belief in the goodness of human beings, Strickland has restored the faith of thousands in ethical, accountable and visionary leadership. And his organizations have created a model for arts, education, training and, most importantly, hope – reshaping the business of social change in America. Like HopeWorks, Bill’s accomplishments as a leader and humanitarian are reflected not in awards or accolades, but in the number of people who have risen out of poverty and into the world of full-time employment.
Bill’s message is simple: Give people the tools they need and treat them with respect, and they will perform miraculous deeds. It’s as simple as it is profound. HopeWorks uses this same formula by showing compassion and giving opportunity to all its students. We truly believe that the cycle of crime, addiction and irresponsibility can be broken and that all who seek a new life can become hard-working, faith-professing individuals. Through our holistic approach to daily classes and meals, educational training and spiritual counseling, HopeWorks strives to give our students the tools they need to break free from the cycle that traps so many in our city.