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Hear our immigrant stories

When you hear the word “immigrant,” what do you think? In general, the public discourse about immigrants and immigration is simplified. Most Americans have a specific person, career path, language and culture that comes to mind when they hear the term. But through our Adult English as a…

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A glimpse into our IET program

At HopeWorks, it’s our mission to help our neighbors succeed in achieving their goals and dreams. We’re dedicated to providing exceptional education and learning experiences that allow our students the opportunity for meaningful employment. One way we’ve recently embarked upon this goal is through our IET program. Integrated…

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How to prepare for your next job interview

If you haven’t interviewed for a position in a long time, the interview process can be intimidating! Interview processes and practices change regularly and can vary based on your industry or desired position. Before you step into the boss’s office, you should take time to sharpen your interview…

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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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