San Diego Second Chance Program is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Second Chance creates opportunities for people to transform their own lives by fostering behavioral changes that promote personal responsibility, healthy relationships and positive contributions to society. We accomplish this through programs that provide job readiness and life skills training, along with job placement, mental health and prisoner re-entry services, relapse prevention and sober-living housing for adults and youth in need.
Second Chance youth grow seeds and cultivate job skills.
Learn about Michael, Samantha and Marshawn in this short KPBS video.
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“I was a junkie all my life. After Second Chance I live in a whole new world that I didn’t know existed. I had no hope but now I have so much. It feels really good to do an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay.”
Angie took this advice to heart and it is really paying off for her. After she graduated from Second Chance as part of class #112, she took a job at Vons, determined to be the best grocery bagger that Vons had ever seen. So she did extra things like picking up litter while retrieving carts from the parking lot, taking to heart another piece of workforce training advice, “Be aware that people could be watching even if you aren’t aware of it”.
Hear Angie tell her own story
Angie is a member of the Second Chance Board of Directors and an inspirational speaker.
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