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A Morning of Hope on abc24 Midday

HopeWorks executive director Ron Wade and teacher Antonio Owens were on abc24 Midday to promote A Morning of Hope with Bill Strickland, which will be held on Saturday, March 5, at Woodland Hills Event Center in Cordova, Tenn. Click here to watch the video interview.

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Ron Wade: HopeWorks puts faith in education

FaithinMemphis.com The Commercial Appeal Education is empowering. Just ask Bill Strickland, who credits the influence of his high school art teacher with helping him rise from an at-risk youth in inner-city Pittsburgh to 1996 MacArthur “Genius” grant recipient. Strickland, CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation and recently featured in the educational documentary “Waiting for Superman,” will be our guest speaker at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the third annual HopeWorks Breakfast at Woodland Hills Event Center in Cordova. Strickland’s story serves as an inspiration to many, including those of us at HopeWorks, where we teach job skills to the unemployed, with a […]

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Strickland to Bring Message of Hope to Memphis

By Aisling Maki The Daily News Bill Strickland is widely admired for the many hats he wears; CEO, social entrepreneur, writer, speaker and visionary. But more than anything, Strickland, featured in the acclaimed education documentary “Waiting for Superman,” is a firm believer in second chances – a value he shares with HopeWorks, Inc., a faith-based non-profit dedicated to helping Memphians affected by crime, poverty and irresponsibility break the cycle and transform their lives. He will serve as keynote speaker at the organization’s March 5 breakfast, A Morning of Hope with Bill Strickland, which will start at 8:30 a.m. at Woodland Hills […]

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A Morning of Hope with Bill Strickland

What: Third Annual HopeWorks Breakfast When: Saturday, March 5 | 8:30 a.m. Where: Woodland Hills Event Center A Gourmet Breakfast by Sysco Memphis Musical Entertainment by Stephanie Needham, TurningPoint Making the Impossible Possible: Bill Strickland and HopeWorks “A simple life is not something you simply pursue; it is something you create, moment by moment.” – Bill Strickland Nationally recognized as a visionary leader who authentically delivers educational and cultural opportunities to at-risk students and adults, Bill Strickland is president and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, a Pittsburgh-based youth development and adult training center. Through the power of his vision, the […]

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Bill Strickland Named Speaker for 2011 “Morning of Hope”

Bill Strickland, founder and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation and its subsidiaries, has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 2011 Morning of Hope breakfast. The third annual fundraising breakfast will be Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Woodland Hills Event Center, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Hailed as a visionary leader, Strickland directs the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and Bidwell Training Center on the north side of Pittsburgh tackling poverty and unemployment with a “national model for education, culture and hope.” HopeWorks’ students, volunteers and supporters will hear from a man with a powerful and successful vision for social […]

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