Second Chance Inc

Rating: 4.94 stars   51 reviews

Address:

1700 Ridgely Street Baltimore MD 21230 USA

Mission:

The Second Chance mission is to retrain and create employment for displaced and unemployed workers in deconstruction methods; reclaim building material to reduce demolition debris overloading landfills; and renew materials to preserve the region’s rich architectural heritage. As a result, Second Chance provides jobs and a green collar workforce, protects the natural environment, and preserves our architectural heritage.

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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410-385-1101
www.secondchanceinc.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Second chance does incredible work for the Baltimore community. Their concern for our lived environment exceeds all other similar organizations, as they so amazing things to divert waste and reuse these items. Most importantly, however, Second Chance is doing much needed work for the returning citizens in our community. In the era of mass incarceration in America, programs the focus on reentry to reduce recidivism are essential to break the toxic cycle. The job training programs and general compassion for their employees that Second Chance provides is an essential services for our entire society.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

What a TERRIFIC organization! Our school's Mothers' Club researched dozens of non-profits to donate our time and resources and Second Chance was at the top of our list. The staff was friendly and extremely thankful for our volunteerism. Plus, we heard from an employee with a wonderful success story about how the organization helped him learn a trade and new skills. The founder, Mark Foster was genuine and teared up...even after hearing the story multiple times. I highly recommend Second Chance for volunteerism, donation of items, and shopping. THE BEST!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

As a customer, volunteer, and student I have benefitted from Second Chance. This nonprofit touches the community it works in in so many far reaching ways. From diverting waste to providing opportunity, to being a cheaper and funkier alternative to Ikea for students in the area, Second Chance in unique and effective in what they do. Baltimore is without a doubt a better place because of Second Chance!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Second Chance is an incredible organization filled with some of the most friendly, hard-working people I've met. By offering a second chance to people struggling with other employment options, Second Chance offered jobs to those in the community who would otherwise be turned away. This is something inspiring; I think every company should take steps to follow their lead. I learned so much from volunteering at Second Chance and have such a large amount of respect and excitement toward the whole organization. They are doing great things for the community!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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1 person found this review helpful

It was the pleasure of Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) to be the first nonprofit to hold our wine tasting in Second Chance's new and fabulous event space. The venue is as fantastic as their employees! They deliver top notch customer service and bent over backwards to help us with anything and everything we needed. We were thrilled to be able to bring 300 people to shop Second Chance while attending our event! Thank you Second Chance for hosting BARCS and allowing us to raise funds to give so many of our neglected and abused cats and dogs a second chance at finding a loving home!
JoAnn Goldberger
Director of Development
BARCS

 
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