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Program Gives Ex-Offenders A 2nd Chance At Life

I wish to be apart of this process. i am in the Criminal Justice field focusing on Corrections and this program seems to be interesting to me.

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new program for out-of-work and struggling men is teaching them to build homes, and build a better future for themselves.

For the past five months, six students have learned the math and hands-on skills it takes to construct a home.

As part of their course, they helped rehab a foreclosed house in North Minneapolis.

“These people in this community are on some type of county program. We don’t want welfare. We believe the best social service program in the world is a job, but you have to have skills to get a job and you have to have a network to connect you to it,” said Louis King, President and CEO of Summit Academy OIC.

Summit Academy and Hennepin County partnered to create the program with the help of local, state, and federal tax dollars.

It’s designed for African-American men who’ve…

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