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STRIVE program holds its first graduation


A program to help criminal offenders re-integrate into society graduated its first class today.     

Family and friends packed Albany's Goodwill Career center to see four men get their certificates for completing the strive program. It serves offenders in transitional centers, training them for entry level jobs.     

Organizers say they're proud of the graduates.

"I am very proud, this is the first time this has happened at Albany Transitional center, first time it happened with Southwest Georgia workforce board, they have been good participants, I'm very proud of them," said Catherine Griffin, Special projects coordinator.

"I will feel very positive that they will be successful in the first class that we have, I believe this class will be very successful," said Charles Williams, Executive Director.

The program is operated by the governor's office of workforce Development and is paid for with federal money.

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