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Shepherding social change, one day-laborer at a time

shutterstock_134687783Derek Snook, a 2008 Furman University history graduate, spent time teaching in Kenya, chose to live a year in a Charleston homeless shelter, and worked for a short time as a day-laborer. Not long after, he and a business partner launched In Every Story, a non-traditional staffing company that pays higher wages, rewards reliability and hard work through profit sharing and bonuses, and aims to transition workers to full-time jobs. Journalist Stephanie Hunt writes about Snook’s business model in Faith & Leadership, a publication of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School. Photo courtesy of

Last updated December 2, 2015
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