SECOND CHANCE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES INC
Rating: 5 stars 12 reviews
Issues: Job Training
Location: 818 18th Street, NW Suite 420 Washington DC 20006 USA
Results: Over 600 women placed in meaningful, long-term employment positions; Over 1,200 women served.
Geographic areas served: DC, MD, VA, NY, and more
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From day one, when Dr. Ludy Green asked me to be on the Board, I didn’t hesitate. The work she does is extraordinary, and so crucial to the community it serves. When you understand the cycle of abuse, you know that women are not the only victims. Their children are also abused, elderly parents, family animals. Through denying any kind of independence, the abuser keeps the family locked into the most destructive pattern there is. Second Chance Employment Services goes right to the core of the problem with solid solutions. It is absolutely fundamental in breaking this cycle of abuse, a cycle that often repeats itself in children of abusers. By saving the mother, SCES is also saving a second generation. First, by getting women out of this death-hold; and secondly by providing training and placement in professional careers. It’s not a quick fix, not a patch. These women need long-term careers so they can have the financial security they need. Dr. Green’s dedication is unflagging; she has channeled a lifetime of experience in Human Resources and a Ph.D in Industrial Organizational Psychology entirely to the good of others, creating an impressive network that touches so many lives. I have seen SCES evolve through the years, and I have met the women she helps on numerous occasions. To hear their stories and see how they’ve re-built their lives is truly inspirational.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
watching the absolute miracle that takes place as women are transformed from victims to productive, positive, and confident family providers.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
both compassionate and passionate about what they do. They treat those who come to them with great dignity, and their genuine enthusiasm for providing a real solution is unparalleled.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
obviously broaden its network, increase staffing, and expand its reach.
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