Tag: Operation New Hope

Phil AmmannMay 11, 2017
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Gwen Graham’s latest Workday focused on efforts to find affordable housing, workforce training and family reintegration for ex-offenders. The newly announced Democratic candidate for governor worked Wednesday with Operation New Hope in Jacksonville. “The ex-offenders I met today are working to put their lives back on track. They just want a second chance at becoming […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 18, 2017
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A bill strengthening requirements that companies doing business with the city of Jacksonville hire ex-offenders was filed in Jacksonville’s city council on Wednesday. Ordinance 2016-35, filed by Councilman Garrett Dennis, is the councilman’s second ambitious piece of legislation currently live. Two weeks ago, Dennis filed a bill to fund a currently unfunded position in the Equal Opportunity/Equal Access […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 7, 2015
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On a sunny Tuesday morning in Springfield, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown came together with community leaders for a groundbreaking on a 14-unit apartment building on West Eighth Street, in an area city leaders have been trying to revitalize for decades. The multifamily apartment building, called the Dozier apartments (named after architect Henrietta Dozier) was designed […]


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