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Dominican fashion students try to change ex-inmates' lives

Saturday, March 22, 2014

A front-page Chicago Tribune story tells how Dominican University apparel design students partnered with Grace House, a recovery facility for former convicts, to provide residents with custom-fit business attire.

"Seeing it on her and seeing how stunning she looks — she owns this dress," said student Adeline Harrison, 21, who teared up as she handed over the Michelle Obama-inspired double-breasted tweed suit dress.

"I feel empowered in this outfit. I feel like Superwoman," said her Grace House partner, Sylvia Begay, 45. "One outfit can change everything."

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