Neighbor Success Stories

Meet Kelli

Categories: Neighbor Success
It is amazing how hope can change the trajectory of someone’s life. In 2014, Kelli Kennedy enrolled in the Build4Success (B4S) program looking for a new start. What she found was a program that welcomed her like family and prepared her to succeed. After graduating from CitySquare’s construction training program, Kelli quickly rose in the …

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Meet Steve

Categories: Neighbor Success
At CitySquare, we are a community of people working together to feed the hungry, heal the sick, house the homeless, and renew hope in the heart of our city. We believe in the notion that everyone is rich and everyone is poor just in different ways. That’s why neighbors, like Steve Cimino, have made a …

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Meet Gregory

Categories: Neighbor Success
In 2013, Gregory first heard about CitySquare and the Build4Success (B4S) program. The timing was important– after going to prison at the age of 16 and being there for 33 years– he had no life experience. “CitySquare took away all the excuses,” Greg said about the B4S program. They helped with transportation, food, coats when …

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Meet Ricardo

Categories: Neighbor Success
Neighbor Update: Ricardo You might remember Ricardo from our 2013 annual report. Ricardo has continued to move beyond poverty. In 2014, he accepted a new job working downtown for a security company. After three promotions, what began as a part-time job turned into full-time employment and a salary that was too high to receive housing …

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Meet Markeith

Categories: Neighbor Success
Neighbor Update: Markeith Markeith is a successful and independent man who is changing his life around. After almost three years of being homeless and living in “tent city”, Markeith saw an opportunity when the construction at The Cottages at Hickory Crossing began. On his daily walk, he spoke with the contractors about a job, and …

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