Second Chance Inc

Rating: 4.93 stars   41 reviews

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Job Training


1700 Ridgely Street Baltimore MD 21230 USA


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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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It's a sustainable ecosystem. A donation to Second Chance goes so far and makes such a huge difference! As an organization with the foresight and commitment to connect the dots between labor, learning and job opportunity as well as the green economy Second Chance has created a non-profit approach that is enduring and powerful. Fabulously de-constructed, quality materials and recovered items offer an opportunity to beautify in addition to lowering your carbon footprint. All around, very impressive!

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As far as non-profit social enterprises go, Second Chance Inc. gets it. Their mission from the start has been to create jobs -- and they have succeeded in creating jobs that cannot be exported! They employ people with barriers to employment - be it prior incarceration or a low educational level -- and given them a second chance. It provides a second chance to great building materials and items that would otherwise be demolished, diverting tons of waste from the landfills -- even rescuing significant architectural elements at times! I may be biased because I do provide consulting and advice to the company, but from the outside looking in, the company's growth in 10 years has been phenomenal, from an idea to now employing over 100 people -- outstanding from any measure.

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