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Community Profile: William Mark Hope

Community Profile: William Mark Hope

William “Mark” Hope served a long-term sentence in prison before being released. After being released, the work began to find a job and continue reintegrating into his community. He recalls saying “man there are no jobs out here” but someone quickly reminded him...
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Community Profile: Tanisha Bradley

Community Profile: Tanisha Bradley

Tanisha Bradley became involved in community work as a parent by volunteering with Youth Action Project's project program Young Leaders Incorporated (YLINC) to provide resources for parents with children in the school district.
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Community Profile: Ulises Pineda

Community Profile: Ulises Pineda

Ulises Pineda became involved with YAP as a student due to his frustration with the workforce, his family being evicted from their homes, and his struggle to support his mother and sister as the primary income earner. Ulises was one of San Bernardino's top high school g...
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Community Profile: Raymond Blevins

Community Profile: Raymond Blevins

Originally from New York, Raymond Blevins moved to San Bernardino 10 years ago to help support his family. As a chef, he worked at various restaurants in the area but found it difficult to keep a job when he became ill with congestive heart failure.
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Community Profile: Shaniqua Parker

Community Profile: Shaniqua Parker

Shaniqua Parker came to Time for Change Foundation’s (TFCF) housing program with one thing in mind, getting her children back. She found out about TFCF during her last time in jail where she saw their flier and realized it was time for her to change.
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Community Profile: Jose Avalos

Community Profile: Jose Avalos

Jose Avalos, a worker from the food industry, is a long-time resident of San Bernardino who has lived in this community for 19 years. Jose describes pollution in the city as a major issue: “I definitely believe that the air is making us sick, there are more trucks and...
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Community Profile: Nache’t Brown

Community Profile: Nache’t Brown

A cycle of addiction and drug dealing resulted in multiple arrests and incarceration for Nache't. Growing up with a strong Christian upbringing she says, “I would bring Jesus to prison and sing to the inmates and even sang at the request of the prison guards.” She ...
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Community Profile: Kenneth Hill

Community Profile: Kenneth Hill

After serving 22 years in prison, Kenneth Hill was paroled to San Bernardino and had his first fair chance opportunity as a part-time seasonal employee with COPE, a community organization that develops the capacity of leaders to advance racial and social justice.
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Community Profile: Wendy Aguilar

Community Profile: Wendy Aguilar

Wendy Aguilar, 17, has a lot of concern about the lack of job opportunities for residents in the City of San Bernardino. She’s especially worried for the homeless community who are stigmatized because of their living conditions.
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