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Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’-By-World

Sometimes people need a renewed sense of purpose, perhaps a little nudge, a push of encouragement.  This summer one of HopeWorks’ PCD teachers is leading a class to re-energize a group of graduates to urge them to press on and to accomplish their personal goals. The curriculum…

A Growing Number…GED

In 2006, the first HopeWorks Inc. student, Stacy Bell earned her GED.  Since then many students have come to HopeWorks and completed their GED, but this year alone 26 students have already passed the test and now have earned their GED.  What an accomplishment! Mrs. Susan, Ms. Anna, Mrs.…

HopeWorks to Graduate 800th Student – April 12, 2012

HopeWorks supporters and volunteers, family members and friends of current students and anyone interested in the program are invited to witness 26 HopeWorks students graduate from the Personal and Career Development (PCD) program. The event will be held at HopeWorks' facility, 1930 Union Avenue, in the auditorium of…

HopeWorks Fundraiser To Feature Poverty Expert

The Daily News Click here to see the story. HopeWorks, a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Memphians break the cycle of crime and poverty, will feature Dr. Ruby Payne at its annual fundraiser, “An Evening of Hope,” Thursday, March 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at…

An Evening of Hope with Ruby Payne

What: Fourth Annual HopeWorks Fundraising Event - "An Evening of Hope" When: Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Woodland Hills Event Center Internationally-renowned author, speaker and career educator Ruby Payne, Ph.D., will serve as the featured speaker for the fourth annual fundraising event…

Birthday girls help raise 1K for group

The Commercial Appeal Click here to see the fully story. Olivia Williams and Ann King recently celebrated their 8th and 90th birthdays, respectively, in a special way. In the true spirit of the sentiment, "tis better to give than receive," instead of receiving the traditional birthday gift, both…

My Life/My Job: Antonio Owens working to effect change through HopeWorks

The Commercial Appeal Click here to see the full story. Current job: Employed at HopeWorks, Inc. since January 2003. HopeWorks is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor through outreach programs that develop individual worth, encourage personal responsibility and promote the honor and value of hard work.…

Real-world, on-the-job training is a critical component for HopeWorks students

Aisling Maki | The Daily News "HopeWorks, Businesses Give Hope Through Internships" A number of local businesses are offering hope to the city’s chronically unemployed in the form of internships that provide real-world, on-the-job training. The program is coordinated by HopeWorks, a 22-year-old nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to…

Letter to the Editor: A Second Chance is Worth the Risk

The Commercial Appeal Click here to see the full story. Questions have been raised recently about the logic of hiring ex-felons for jobs throughout the Memphis area. Although no one would argue that crime should ever be tolerated or repeated, a larger picture needs to be considered. To…

Organizations in Memphis are helping the chronically unemployed/underemployed

Christopher Sheffield | Memphis Business Journal "Synergy's goal is developing good work habits in chronically unemployed/underemployed" Training someone to weld, solder electronic components or work on a production assembly line are all vital job skills. But for a segment of the population battling addictions or just poor work…