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The History of Work

(This is the 1st post in our 2018 "Celebrating Work" series. Each week we're highlighting a different theme about work and asking YOU to help contribute. Join in and let us know your…

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Celebrating Work!

At Jobs for Life, we love celebrating work! From construction workers to lawyers, waiters, dentists, and teachers, we believe no job is greater than the other. Work helps bring us dignity and purpose,…

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We Had a Party Because He Lost His Job

It sounds weird right? And then it hit me – you can’t lose a job if you don’t have a job! Jerry learned from our class that failure was actually a component of success, and that failing was not the issue, only failing to get back up. He got up, kept moving forward and is still working today…and looking for a second job!

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A Providing Father

In specific moments, when my kids are waking me up at 2AM, or scratching my car with their bikes, or standing in the middle of the dining room table, I may not recognize my innate love for them. Instead, it’s those moments when things slow down and I stop to realize how full they make life that I am overwhelmed by the richness they bring. I may not love their eye rolling moments, but I do love rolling down the road on a family trip knowing we are making moments money can’t buy. And I love providing for them.

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I’m Thankful…For The One

(Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post written by Marty Imper, Administrative Assistant and Jobs for Life Instructor at Attack Poverty in Richmond, Texas.) …

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Surprised By Hope: A Rolling Conversation

Editor's Note: This blog post is written by our guest blogger, Brandi Kellet, Ph.D. Brandi is a professor of postcolonial and American studies at Lipscomb University. A mother of 4, she teaches…

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Podcast (Episode #9): 38126 - The Story of Advance Memphis

38126 has been the poorest zip code in Tennessee, and yet it is also a place where you will find extraordinary talent and innovation. Steve Nash’s vision to create Advance Memphis in 1999 began…

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Podcast (Episode #4): From A Life Sentence To A Life Of Hope - A Conversation With Dwight Hunter

This week’s podcast episode features a conversation with Dwight Hunter. Dwight is a Jobs for Life graduate and owns his own cleaning business. Having been incarcerated for 28 years, he describes…

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