News Flash

2016

Posted on: December 19, 2016

A Fresh Start

Constructing Futures

Zach Godsy speaks candidly about his past. He used drugs, stole cars and committed other thefts. And he went to prison.

“I paid the price,” says Godsy. “Prison was almost a blessing. It got me away from drugs. Having bills to pay was my excuse for stealing things. That and using drugs…They’re a part of my story.”

But only a part. At 33, the Kansas City man realizes his life’s story is far from complete. Since being released from prison in August, he has started writing the next chapter:  A Fresh Start. It is very much a work in progress, not unlike the vacant house — located not far from Ivanhoe Park in Kansas City — that Godsy is helping renovate as part of Jackson County’s Constructing Futures program.

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