WSLS10: New bicycle program begins in Martinsville to help ex-convicts get jobs

WSLS10: New bicycle program begins in Martinsville to help ex-convicts get jobs

May 3, 2018

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Tyrone Johnson currently works at Serendipity Coffee House and Bistro in Martinsville.

He walks to work every day.

"I did 30 days in June for child support. I lost everything," Johnson said.

Luckily, he lives nearby so he doesn't mind walking to work.

But having a bicycle will be nice.

"I'm not going to say it'll be less work, but it'll be quicker. I love the exercise," Johnson said, smiling.

Johnson is a member of STEP's re-entry program, which helps ex-convicts find jobs and housing.

STEP stands for Solutions That Empower People.

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