The Bean Blog


I am Women’s Bean Project: Stephanie

I had just received a charge when I found our about Women’s Bean Project, but wanted a consistent day job. It was great to find someplace where I could work on myself and what I needed to get done in my life while at a job. The Bean Project helped me to work on some personal goals. I was able to attend life skills

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I am Women’s Bean Project: Nicole

My life was crazy before becoming part of Women’s Bean Project. I was in community corrections, I was an addict, and I was bouncing from job to job. I heard about the program from a previous graduate and decided to apply. My goals were to get caught up on my finances, become stable, and start a good career. In the past, I didn’t feel

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I am Women’s Bean Project: Sharon

I was out of work for a month when I filled out an application at Women’s Bean Project. I was excited about all the classes that helped me find out things about myself that I didn’t know before, and to work through them. I have developed a good attitude and great customer service skills and positive interactions in my work relationships. The Bean Project

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I am Women’s Bean Project: Brianna

I was on federal probation because of drugs and my probation officer suggested I apply for this program. After doing the work and classes at Women’s Bean Project, everything is falling into place. I was hoping to get a fresh start on life instead of continuing to go down the wrong path. I am rebuilding my life and Women’s Bean Project has helped me

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I am Women’s Bean Project: Angel

I heard about Women’s Bean Project from my case manager while living in the halfway house after being in prison. I had never had a job and thought the program would be able to help me with everything I needed in my work and personal life. I’ve learned that I can hold a job and I am a hard worker. I will always remember

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Chili Dog with a Twist Recipe

Create a comfort-food snack to warm up to this winter.   Chili Dog with a Twist Recipe Print Recipe Enjoy this delectable combination of fresh beans, tender potatoes and hearty hot dogs. CourseAppetizer, Side Dish CuisineAmerican, Mexican Servings Prep Time 4 0 Cook Time 1 hour Servings Prep Time 4 0 Cook Time 1 hour Chili Dog with a Twist Recipe Print Recipe Enjoy

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I am Women’s Bean Project: Aminah Part-Two

Two years ago, I was a participant at Women’s Bean Project. It was one of the most positive experiences I’ve ever gone through. For many years prior to the program, I lived a crazy life. I came from an intact home, with great parents and awesome grandparents. I attended Catholic school and graduated from East High. I went to college and eventually worked in

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Learning Curve

When was the last time you struggled with learning something new?  For me, it would be just a month or so ago. My name is Alaska (pictured right) and this year I’m interning at Women’s Bean Project through a post-university service corps program, Episcopal Service Corps (ESC). ESC involves rigorous spiritual and personal development and interning at a local nonprofit. I’ve learned things this

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

I never grew up knowing someone who served time in jail or prison. I only knew of my healthy family, which gave me endless support to follow my dreams. I lived in Lincoln, Nebraska, in a safe neighborhood where children could ride their bikes past dark and not have to worry. Now, I know multiple women who have been incarcerated. I know women who

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