This is Bill Bass, a Alaska Department of Corrections & Cordova Center resident who just graduated last night from the Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center Feed Me Hope Culinary Art School.
Bill was part of the first (12 week) class in this program that taught food preparation/cooking and also included life skills training. He had his first interview last week at a local restaurant.
Bill told us that the class gave him focus, but that more importantly these people became his family.
Six Alaska Department of Corrections residents at Cordova Center are being interviewed for the next class.