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August 9, 2022

Upstart nonprofit helps women, nonbinary folks break into construction

  • Hope Renovations of North Carolina offers a free, 12-week trades training program for women and nonbinary individuals.
    The News & Observer

    CARRBORO, N.C. — Nora El-Khouri Spencer sometimes tells people that she started her nonprofit Hope Renovations because she got mad.

    She had picked up construction and home renovation as a hobby while working a corporate job at Lowe's and after an expensive contractor job-gone-wrong at her first home with her husband. Spencer bought a few power tools with her employee discount and turned to YouTube to learn how to do her own home renovations.

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