HopeWorks Expands GED Classes

HopeWorks greatly expands GED classes through state grant

By: Linda Moore


Back in high school, Clifton Remble wasn’t a bad student, earning B’s and C’s.

Still, the 36-year-old dropped out at 16.

“I got in some trouble. I got locked up for selling drugs,” Remble said, acknowledging that he’d been in trouble most of his adult life.

Today, Remble is enrolled in a general equivalency diploma class at HopeWorks in Midtown, with plans to turn his life around.

Last week, HopeWorks received a $188,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, allowing the nonprofit to serve up to 700 people at five sites throughout the county during the next fiscal year.

“This is a pretty big expansion,” said Susan Rubio, director of education at HopeWorks.

Last fiscal year, with the help of a $70,000 state grant, HopeWorks helped 180 GED students.


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