This time of year takes me back to a New Year’s not so long ago. I moved one cold day — to the backseat of my ’98 Buick. I huddled inside a quilt my godmother made for me and started the car engine as often as I dared to try to stay warm. I landed […]
Like many young men from his generation, Harold dropped out of high school to help support his family, taking a job as a custodian and grounds maintenance employee with Guilford County Schools where he worked for twenty-nine years. Harold married, had a family, and purchased his family home. It was a happy life, with Harold […]
The common cold – annoying, exhausting, but rarely life changing. Not so for James Massey. James Massey spent years working in the restaurant industry, working his way into management. A dedicated employee, he frequently worked 60-80 hour weeks. As he puts it, he “couldn’t ask [his] employees to do something he wasn’t willing to do […]
Clement Mallory’s love of language led him to a new beginning of hope and service with kids at Partnership Village, a housing community with supportive services for men, women and families getting back on their feet after experiencing homelessness. A poet by trade, Mallory learned at a young age the importance of reading and literacy […]
Crystal, a bright student who received high marks, was just a semester away from her medical assistant’s degree when she experienced a life-changing trauma that caused a bout of severe depression. As a result, Crystal dropped out of school, lost her job, lost her housing, and found herself at Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Weaver House Singles […]
When Bruce Johnson first came to Greensboro Urban Ministry, he was scared. “I had nowhere to go and no one to call,” says Bruce. He had moved to North Carolina just a few months before after finding little hope or opportunity in Detroit. The streets of Detroit had been harsh for Bruce. He worked hard in […]
Claire worked minimum wage jobs most of her life never earning more than $25,000. However, Claire says that she had a comfortable life and was able to travel a little and do the things she enjoyed. In 2005 when she was laid off during a company merger she wasn’t concerned because she was willing to […]
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