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AWS Foundation Donates South Central Campus to Blue Jacket, Inc.

(link to original story and audio on http://nipr.fm) By Virginia Alvino The Fort Wayne nonprofit Blue Jacket, Inc. no longer has to pay rent. The AWS Foundation donated a quarter acre campus to the workforce training organization last week. Blue Jacket had been leasing their 19,000 square foot building for two years.The building...

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AWS Foundation donates campus to Blue Jacket Inc.

(link to the original http://www.news-sentinel.com article) News-Sentinel staff report Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 8:13 am Blue Jacket Inc. now owns the 1¼- acre campus and 19,000-square-foot building it has occupied at 2826 S. Calhoun St. since 2012. The donation by the AWS Foundation is the largest donation to the...

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Permanent home gifted to Blue Jacket

(link to the original http://www.journalgazette.net article) Published: April 3, 2014 3:00 a.m. An organization known primarily for helping ex-cons get jobs now has a permanent home. The Anthony Wayne Services Foundation announced Wednesday it has donated a 1 1/4 -acre campus, a 19,000-square-foot building and gardens to Blue...

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AWS Foundation Donates South Central Campus to Blue Jacket, Inc.

April 2, 2014, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA The AWS Foundation generously donated 1 ¼ acre campus, 19,000 sq. ft. building, and gardens to Blue Jacket, Inc., a Fort Wayne-based non-profit serving the hard to employ. Blue Jacket has been leasing the building for the past two years, but the donation and ownership transaction were just...

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Jobs is part one of a Crime series on INFortWayne.

(Link to the original article and video is here: http://infortwayne.com/crime-focus-jobs-409/) In his 2014 State of the City address Mayor Tom Henry said that Fort Wayne “…must be a city where residents and businesses feel safe.” 2014 was a hard year for the city in terms of crime, so here on INFortWayne we’re...

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Lincoln Financial Foundation Awards Blue Jacket, Inc.!

Blue Jacket, Inc., to advance job placement of disadvantaged candidates made possible with $15,000 from the Lincoln Financial Foundation January 3, 2014, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA—Blue Jacket, Inc., an innovative, Fort Wayne-based nonprofit created to provide the tools and opportunities to adult ex-offenders and other disadvantaged...

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Organizations focus on building skills for employment opportunities

(link to the original wane.com video) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - More than 20,000 Hoosiers will not be receiving unemployment benefits after Congress didn't extend long-term unemployment  in the recent budget deal, and many may think they're out of options. However, two local agencies are working to decrease the...

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Thank You!  2013 Ended In Success and 2014 is Bright

(December message from Executive Director, Tony Hudson) It was made official this year, we achieved independence from what was once our majority income - a large federal special grant that was unfit for our small organization.  We reinvented our business model and with a few close calls in 2013, you helped us through it. ...

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Graduate Spotlight: Tony Gordon

(click HERE to see the article in the New Haven Bulletin) by Beth Stauffer It’s a commonly held belief that once a person gets a felony conviction on their record, they will never be able to get a job. Ever. I know I heard this as little girl growing up in rural Northern Indiana in the early 1990’s, and 370 miles...

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Blue Jacket featured as CJP’s Non-Profit of the Month

Blue Jacket, Inc. was recently selected as Crown Jewel Production's "Non-Profit of the Month." Read the full interview here:  http://www.crownjewelproductions.com/nonprofit-of-the-month/ Thank you to Justin Sheehan and CJP for the spotlight!

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