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HopeWorks Welcomes new GED Teachers

HopeWorks welcomes our new GED teachers!   They will be teaching at our satellite locations throughout the city.  Orientation for the next GED class is August 4.  Call 272-3700 to register.

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HopeWorks Expands GED Classes

HopeWorks greatly expands GED classes through state grant By: Linda Moore   Back in high school, Clifton Remble wasn’t a bad student, earning B’s and C’s. Still, the 36-year-old dropped out at 16. “I got in some trouble. I got locked up for selling drugs,” Remble said, acknowledging that he’d been in trouble most of his adult life. Today, Remble is enrolled in a general equivalency diploma class at HopeWorks in Midtown, with plans to turn his life around. Last week, HopeWorks received a $188,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, allowing the nonprofit to serve […]

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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 used to reinforce the concept of the importance to have a concrete plan of action is based on the work of Dr. Ruby Payne: Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’-By-World.  Some of the topics in this eight week session include: theory of change, hidden rules of economic class, stages of change, building […]

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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. Marissa, and Mrs. Emily love their students and work hard to inspire and motivate each and every one.  Please continue to pray for the teachers and students as the number of HopeWorks Inc. GED graduates continues to grow.

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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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