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HopeWorks Swims Against Recession Tide to Rebuild Lives

TOM WILEMON | The Daily News

Sometimes people who have made the wrong choices in life become so burdened by guilt they become resigned to being bad. Antonio Owens helps them confront that guilt so they can live a good life.

As a facilitator for HopeWorks, he goes into jails to recruit students for a faith-based program that teaches job skills and provides career counseling to convicted felons and others. The nonprofit organization is marking its 20th anniversary of community service in Memphis this year, but the recession is making its mission of placing people in internships and jobs harder to accomplish.

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