HOPE’s theory of change
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When our graduates reconnect with the workforce, they dramatically increase the financial and social wellbeing of their families and communities. Those who are gainfully employed are substantially less likely to commit crimes and recidivate; the children of working parents perform better in school, have fewer behavioral issues and are less likely to be involved in the criminal justice system themselves; and employed New Yorkers help businesses grow, pay more taxes and rely less on government supports, contributing to stronger and more secure communities.