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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 the Midtown Church of Christ. Graduation exercises begin at 6:30 p.m. April 12 marks the graduation of the 76th PCD class in HopeWorks program history, and the program’s 800th graduate will be a part of this class. 26 current HopeWorks students will be honored for completion of the 13-week program, which includes […]

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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 Woodland Hills Event Center, 1000 Woodland Hills Drive, in Cordova. Payne – an expert on the mindset of economic class, socioeconomic assumptions and overcoming socioeconomic barriers – has written more than a dozen books on poverty. Her foundational work, “A Framework for Understanding Poverty,” has sold more than a million copies. “She’s […]

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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 “An Evening of Hope” Thursday, March 22 at Woodland Hills Event Center. From years of life lessons, Dr. Payne, founder of aha! Process, has written more than a dozen books on poverty. Dr. Payne is an expert on the mindset of economic class, the socioeconomic assumptions of class and the framework for effective social change. She has worked to educate […]

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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 ladies asked guests to bring a donation of any amount to their birthday parties. From their celebrations, they raised more than $1,000 for HopeWorks, Inc., a Memphis-based organization that serves those in need through outreach programs that develop individual worth, encourage personal responsibility and promote the honor and value of work.

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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. First job: Merchandise handler at Sears Career highlights:Traveling to New York City and doing something positive in my place of birth (Memphis) in spite of all the negative stories that come out about it. I will never live anywhere else! Most satisfying career moment: Helping a young adult who could not read […]

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