Everyday Giants: Stephen Shelton

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How Teaching Ex-Cons How To Lay Brick Can Help Rebuild Lives

By PATRICK DOYLE – SEP 16, 2016 – Seven or eight years ago, Stephen Shelton started worrying about the future. It wasn’t just his own Pittsburgh-based construction company, but his entire industry.  Shelton had spent decades working in various trades — often as an electrician and brickmason — but as he looked around
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TIP Helps Rebuild Ex-Convicts’ Lives

By BOB BAUDER – Monday, April 20, 2015, 10:18 p.m. – Seven years ago, Stephen Shelton began teaching ex-convicts to be bricklayers in a 20-by-50-foot former boiler room in Wilkinsburg. Shelton on Monday welcomed visitors to the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh’s new classroom — a space 10 times as large
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