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5 things to do before asking for a raise

Congratulations! You’ve landed a job and have been in your role for two years. You love your job and the company you work for, but you’ve started to feel like you have more to offer. You might even think that you’re an ideal candidate for a raise or…

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Five Pivotal Moments in the History of HopeWorks

HopeWorks has come a long way since its founding in 1988. This growth has allowed us to reach more people, provide more opportunities and spread the Gospel throughout Memphis. As we look back, here are five moments in our history that have defined HopeWorks’ past and, in turn,…

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What’s IELCE?

HopeWorks’ education programs extend beyond Personal and Career Development and HiSET (GED) classes. HopeWorks offers classes for ESL (English as a second language) speakers from more than 40 nations! Our Integrated English Literacy and Civic Education (IELCE) classes provide hope and opportunity – the HopeWorks way.  IELCE classes…

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What stands in the way of meaningful employment?

The three things that prohibit employment for recently released individuals (education, opportunity, experience) and how to combat it. Getting out of prison isn’t the end of an inmate’s journey – it’s the beginning. There are several obstacles to overcome before reintegration is possible and, with a criminal record,…

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Prisons of Potential

What is grace? Grace is being given more than we deserve. If we don’t think we need grace, we wont be gracious. Incarcerated individuals really push the limits of our graciousness. We label them as people who have said “no” to God (meaning we are people who have…

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