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It’s National Workforce Development Month!

Did you know that Sept. is National Workforce Development Month? Passed on Aug. 1, 2019, National Workforce Development Month “supports Federal initiatives to promote workforce development” and “acknowledges that workforce development plays a crucial role in supporting workers and growing the economy.” At HopeWorks, workforce development is an…

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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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Transitioning into our new normal

The world is changing with each passing day. As we all work to adjust to our new normals, HopeWorks thanks you for your support. It’s because of you that we are able to provide hope to those who need it most or wouldn’t get a second chance otherwise.…

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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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Our outlook for 2020

The close of a year and the beginning of a new one is an especially beautiful time to reflect on accomplishments and growth. We’re entering a new decade, and leaving behind 10 years of work and progress. This monumental turn-of-the page feels like a critical time to look…

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