Story of Hope – Michael Richmond, Winter 2016 Graduate

For Michael, Constructing Hope was transformative. Before he heard about the program at a job fair, he was unemployed and on probation. Despite having no construction experience whatsoever, he decided to give the program a try. Michael had to work a part time job to support his family […]

2021-11-30T12:26:59-08:00November 30th, 2021|Stories of Hope|

Story of Hope: Rasean Cole-Cueto, Spring 2020 Graduate

Rasean had struggled with drug addiction before hearing about Constructing Hope while she was at treatment. She intended to start training with the program before the pandemic, but unfortunately COVID-19 forced her to postpone her plans. She had her second son during the pandemic and started Constructing Hope just two months after […]

2021-11-02T12:45:47-07:00November 2nd, 2021|Stories of Hope|

Story of Hope: Willie Jones, Fall 2015 Graduate

During his time at Constructing Hope, Willie faced numerous challenges. He had recently been released from prison and had a newborn son. He even had to bring his son to class with him, inspiring Constructing Hope to start making childcare available for all students. Unfortunately, Willie also lost his mother while going through the program, and he said […]

2021-09-30T10:15:40-07:00September 30th, 2021|Stories of Hope|

Story of Hope: Gary Brown, Fall 2019 Graduate

Gary is now an ironworker at Precision Pre-Cast, working to raise panels for buildings. He graduated from Constructing Hope in fall of 2019 as a Tier 1 graduate, and he’s been working full time ever since. However, Gary faced numerous challenges before he […]

2021-08-27T12:41:29-07:00August 27th, 2021|Stories of Hope|

Story of Hope: Hope Kidby, Winter 2018 Graduate

Before Hope joined Constructing Hope, she had no construction experience whatsoever. She was a recovering addict with a criminal record doing janitorial work to pay the bills. Hope eventually heard about Constructing Hope from a neighbor and took it as a sign that she should join the program the […]

2021-07-30T09:48:17-07:00July 30th, 2021|Stories of Hope|
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