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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…

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,…

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…

Alumni Reunion

PCD and Adult Education graduates come join us for an evening of reconnecting, Thursday, October 22, 6:30pm to 7:30pm. For questions, call 272-3700. We hope to see you there.

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…