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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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Prayers for our community

Friends, we ask for your prayers. On Monday afternoon here in Raleigh, NC, Akiel Denkins, a 24-year-old African American father of two young boys, was shot and killed as he was running from a police officer. Over the years, Akiel had been involved with Neighbor to Neighbor, a Jobs for Life (JfL) site and community ministry…

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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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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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The Real Champions

I have the amazing privilege of serving on staff with Jobs for Life (JfL) – it has been such a joy to work for a wonderful organization for the past year and a half. One of my main focuses as…

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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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How can we change the world?

I heard this question while visiting my family over the holidays. It was during one of those long “life conversations”. You know the ones I’m talking about—the conversations that begin pretty basic, maybe about something you heard on the news or read in a book, but then evolve into a deep conversation about religion or space and time, and you look up and it’s 2:00 in the morning and you realize you’ve just eaten the last piece of your mom’s homemade pumpkin pie.

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When the Church and Business Work Together

Work brings dignity. It brings viability to life. We all have bills and challenges. Without the ability to provide for our families, without being able to take pride in a day’s work, we are left…

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