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Staying connected with HopeWorks after graduation

When someone walks alongside you through major life milestones, you want to keep those people around. That’s why so many people who graduate from HopeWorks’ programming continue to connect with the organization: The relationships formed here inspired positive life change and transformation in Jesus Christ.  If you’re a…

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How does HopeWorks translate its programs to prison?

One of the cornerstones of HopeWorks’ foundation is second chances. We believe that everyone deserves hope – for their family and their future. We instill these beliefs into our community through our prison ministry. While incarcerated, justice-involved HopeWorks students are able to partake in our Adult Education and…

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Meet Louise Koonce, HopeWorks’ development coordinator

Last year, Louise Koonce joined HopeWorks’ ranks to provide administrative and teaching support to several key programs. Once she got to work, it was clear that her skills in design, marketing and outreach communication were invaluable to the organization, earning her the role of development coordinator. With one…

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An inside look at PCD from HopeWorks students and graduates

When HopeWorks opened its doors in 1998, the first program offered was our Personal and Career Development course. Since then, we’ve helped countless Memphians throughout all stages of their career journey achieve their goals. In fact, our success stories are what make our PCD program so special. Today,…

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Three ways to build a positive relationship with your supervisor

Relationships are one of our most fundamental social needs. Creating and maintaining relationships with friends, family and colleagues come easy to us, but workplace relationships, especially with your supervisor, can seem hard to initiate. However, forming a positive relationship with your supervisor is an important part of maintaining…

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HopeWorks’ new organizational structure

A successful internal structure is key to creating a thriving organization. Like the parable of the two builders in Matthew 7:24, the stronger the foundation, the better chance you have at weathering storms. Since our organization was founded, we’ve grown and expanded exponentially. This growth has been an…

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The value of a GED

Americans often think of value in terms of dollars and cents. But value extends beyond an item’s price to include how something makes you feel, the future opportunities it provides and the impact it has on your daily life. A car may cost $2,500, but it allows you…

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Five steps to address workplace conflict

Conflicts naturally arise when you spend time with people. Apart from your family, your coworkers likely see you more than anyone. Arguments or disagreements at the office are commonplace and often unavoidable. How you handle them says a lot about your professional maturity, respect for your place of…

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