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Meet the staff – Fred Ross

HopeWorks is blessed with caring staff who are committed to our students and helping them succeed. One of those employees is Fred Ross, a student coordinator for Adult Basic Education at all of our corrections sites – including Shelby County Division of Corrections, Shelby County Jail, Jail East…

What is HopeWorks’ case management program?

Did you know all HopeWorks students have access to our team of case managers? No matter your story, life can be difficult – especially as you’re working to overcome the obstacles and hurdles that stand between you and your dreams. Our case management team is committed to helping…

Meet the staff – Hilarie Pulley

HopeWorks is blessed with caring staff who are passionate about our students and helping them succeed. One of those employees is Hilarie Pulley, a Personal and Career Development instructor at SCDC and an Employment Essentials instructor at HopeWorks’ Summer Avenue location. Hilarie’s love for others is apparent through…

Meet the staff – Cheryl Ruddy

HopeWorks is blessed with passionate staff who care about our students and want them to succeed. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Cheryl Ruddy, one of our ESL instructors. Cheryl’s desire to help others and share the love of Christ is infectious, and we’re so grateful she’s…

Employment in the Bible

In the Bible (and today), people’s professions are often used as identifiers – some accompanied by negative connotations. However, there are countless examples of people in the Bible with varying careers who were sought after by Jesus Himself, serving as a reminder that Jesus’ love is unending, unfailing…

The power of having hope

Hope is an important aspect of what we do at HopeWorks — so important it’s in the name of our organization. We want people participating in our programs to have stability, confidence and a hope-filled future by fostering a relationship with God. Hope is a powerful thing to…

The current state of high school graduation

According to the Tennessee Department of Education, nearly 90% of all high school students graduated on time in the 2021-2022 school year. While that number is quite large, that still leaves a decent number of students without a high school diploma. This, however, does not mean there aren’t…