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Landing at HopeWorks a ‘Homecoming’ for Rubio

RICHARD J. ALLEY | Special to The Daily News Susan Rubio spent much of her life in private education before realizing that she belonged elsewhere – closer to the street. Having attended Harding Academy as a child and later working there as a teacher and administrator, she “wanted to give back to someone who couldn’t afford a private education.” “I’m a good teacher and I was always attracted to the ones who did the poorest and just didn’t like school, the ‘bad kids,’ “Rubio said. “So it was like a homecoming when I first started here. I felt like I […]

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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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“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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