Graduation Time!

The word Graduate means- a person who has successfully completed a course of study or training. That definition, though true in the case of our graduates here at Shepherd’s Gate, falls far short of what I believe they have also achieved– Transformation. When they come to our doors with their belongings stuffed in plastic grocery sacks, scared, hopeless, desperate for change; and you see them graduate a year later full of confidence, with hope and a plan for their future shining in the eyes…it is truly transformational. To see these women, both on our Brentwood Campus last month and last week on our Livermore Campus, accept their certificates of graduation after so much hard work and perseverance was inspiring!

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