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Janet Simmons, Hope Ministries (2019)




Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-05-08

Duration: 00:31:44

Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Poverty | Workforce development


  • Simmons, Janet Speaker
  • Jones, Mary Speaker


A speech by Janet Simmons before the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on May 8, 2019. Simmons is the president and CEO of Hope Ministries in Baton Rouge. She discusses: workplace common sense; the differences between the learned behaviors of people who grow up in the middle class and in generational poverty; and their program, “The Way to Work: Sustainable Workforce Solutions.” Mary Jones, a former student in the program, also shares her success story.