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Proof in Results for HopeWorks

TOM WILEMON | The Daily News HopeWorks, with a reputation for turning people’s lives around, now has the tracking data to prove it. Less than 10 percent of its graduates from January 2006 to April 2010 who had criminal backgrounds ended up back behind bars. The faith-based program teaches job skills and provides career counseling to the chronically unemployed, including people with felony records. HopeWorks recently put the names of 211 graduates into a database after looking through four years worth of documents. Of that number, 112 had prior criminal backgrounds, but only 11 committed additional crimes after graduating. Ron […]

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New HopeWorks Videos

Thanks to the talents of local video expert Russ Turman, we have some amazing videos to share with you from our recent HopeWorks Breakfast. Click here for our video case study featuring Ellendale Electric Company and here for testimonies from HopeWorks graduates in their own words.

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“A Morning of Hope” Video

If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend our second annual HopeWorks breakfast, take a few minutes to watch this video and see what you missed! If you were able to join us, watch below for some of the highlights of our great time together!

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Second Annual HopeWorks Breakfast a Success!

A big “Thank You” for your support of the 2nd Annual HopeWorks Breakfast. The event raised approximately $44,000, which we are very grateful for! This doubles the amount of funds raised from the inaugural breakfast last year and gives encouragement and momentum for our students, staff and supporters. We’re hopeful that the exposure in various media outlets throughout the city will raise the awareness of the poor and needy who long for hope.

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HopeWorks Swims Against Recession Tide to Rebuild Lives

TOM WILEMON | The Daily News Sometimes people who have made the wrong choices in life become so burdened by guilt they become resigned to being bad. Antonio Owens helps them confront that guilt so they can live a good life. As a facilitator for HopeWorks, he goes into jails to recruit students for a faith-based program that teaches job skills and provides career counseling to convicted felons and others. The nonprofit organization is marking its 20th anniversary of community service in Memphis this year, but the recession is making its mission of placing people in internships and jobs harder […]

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