San Diego Second Chance Program is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to empower people to change their lives by providing job readiness and life skills training, job placement services and affordable housing for adults and youth.
Miss I'm always late
I now realize that a tree deeply planted
Although my skills and talents may vary
“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.”
“When I left Second Chance, I was determined to be the best I could be at my new job whatever it was. Second Chance participants learn to be the best they can be at their new jobs even if the job is not a dream jobs”. 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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