Janet Simmons, Hope Ministries (2019)
Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2019-05-08
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.