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Digging out of the past for new beginnings

See the original story here FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - A new partnership in Fort Wayne is giving people with a rough past a second chance in life.  And while they take advantage of the opportunity, it's also a win - win for the city of Fort Wayne. Shoveling up the past, and turning to a new chapter in life.  Thanks...

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Man’s story of violence and redemption on display at FWMoA

See full story here By: Kelly Roberts, Reporter  WANE.com FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man who went to prison for 22 years said his life didn’t end with that sentence. It was just beginning. His story, and others like his, are being told at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. “I really like the colors,”...

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The “Commitment Awards” That Celebrate Longevity on the Job A Huge Success

November 12, 2016, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA Over 125 people gathered at Blue Jacket, Inc. on Saturday morning to celebrate the men and women who have exhibited longevity and commitment on the job, overcoming significant difficulties.  To recognize their achievements, thirteen graduates of Blue Jacket's Career Academy training...

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United Way funding for Blue Jacket!

(Click here to read the original article in The Journal Gazette) United Way cutting funding for 21 groups 3-year budget reflects lower donation totals SHERRY SLATER | The Journal Gazette United Way of Allen County on Thursday decided to fund the following local nonprofits at these amounts for each of the next three fiscal years,...

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Blue Jacket Graduate Featured on “21Country”

(See the original video and story on 21alive.com) Local Agency Provides the 'Straight and Narrow' By Eric Olson April 28, 2016 FORT WAYNE, Indiana (21Alive)--It’s been a hard life for 26 year old Kertina McCoy but things have gotten better fast. Kertina grew up in an abusive household with an alcoholic...

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Art gallery showcases second chances

(Watch the interview on Wane.com here.) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Two groups have teamed up to showcase an art exhibit that highlights heartache and triumph. The Second Chances Exhibit and Fundraiser will feature several people in the community who have earned their second chance at employment and life. Thirteen local...

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Second Chances Art Exhibit Tells Powerful Stories of Triumph and Redemption

In Artlink's main gallery on March 11th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, the Second Chances Art Exhibit and Fundraiser will highlight Fort Wayne residents who have successfully earned their second chance at employment and at life.  Thirteen (13) local contemporary artists were paired with thirteen (13) Blue Jacket graduates to create...

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AWS Foundation Hands the Fantasy of Lights Bulbs Over to Blue Jacket

AWS Foundation Hands the Fantasy of Lights Bulbs Over to Blue Jacket Northeast Indiana’s most popular holiday event, Fantasy of Lights will have a new host organization; Blue Jacket, Inc.  AWS Foundation and Blue Jacket are not strangers to one another.  The relationship began several years ago when the former...

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Second Chance Program Expands

(Link to original article in the Journal Gazette - April 05, 2015 1:03 AM) Frank Gray When a local outfit called Blue Jacket opened its doors back in 2005, the goal was to take people with criminal records, teach them the ways of the real world, help find them jobs and watch what happened. The program was a no-nonsense one....

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