Local restaurant offers on-the-job training and second chance

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- When you step inside Edwins Restaurant at Shaker Square, you are inside one of Cleveland's finest French restaurants.

You're also inside a place that offers a second chance to those who have served time in prison.

The six-month program offers 40 to 50 hours a week of free training in the restaurant and hospitality industries.

It's the brainchild of chef Brandon Chrostowski.

Students can stay for free at a nearby 21-bed dormitory. Alumni can rent apartments.

More than 100 students have graduated since the program started back in 2013. Nobody has returned to prison.

To learn more about Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute, click here.

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