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SECOND CHANCE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES INC
December 14, 2009

Second Chance inspires participation from everyone it touches. Ludy Green's passion for helping women who are victims of abuse find not just jobs, but *meaningful* employment and a healthy life makes this group an exceptional community resource. They are adamant about ensuring that work is career-oriented and pays a salary/wage that will support the client and her children. I have seen Ludy and her volunteers go to great lengths to meet the needs of their clients - from providing them pratical financial education like my firm donates, to finding housing, childcare, and even corrective surgery and therapy to address the physical and emotional damage these women have endured. Ludy and her team are worthy of the highest praise, and all the support they can get.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The incredible passion and dedication that Ludy and her team have. The women who come through their program KNOW they are valuable. I've seen it on their faces after our financial management programs. They are so appreciative.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated, kind, thoughtful and determined. Like many other nonprofits, they work incredibly hard with not enough resources. They are always gracious. It can't be easy.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the world. SCES has been held up as a model internationally. Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice sent a number of countries to meet with Ludy and learn how to adapt the program to their environments.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Donor & conduct financial management workshops and edit resumes for employment placement. My firm donates services to their annual silent auction and connect other donors with the organization, including the Nat'l Assn of Women Business Owners Greater DC chapter.