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Foundation For Second Chances

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Foundation for Second Chances, Inc is a community based organization which utilizes mentoring, hands-on education and community service to maximize the potential of youth.

Target demographics: disadvantage youth ages 5-24 utilize hands-on education, mentoring, health awareness and community service to maximize their potential

Direct beneficiaries per year: 150

Geographic areas served: South Los Angeles, Bakersfield

Programs: Afterschool, Mentoring, Leadership, Community Service, Tutoring, YouthBuild and Reading Literacy.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I would really love to Volunteer for you guys, how can I go about this?

1 Ashton R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Foundation for Second Chances (FFSC) is an invaluable resource for the community. It offers tutoring, mentoring and other academic-centered programs for at risk kids in the Los Angeles area and beyond.

I've participated in several FFSC programs over the years and each one was a success.

There was the health fairs where kids and their families learned about the benefits of washing hands with soap to limit germs and proper eating habits. The programs worked so well because of the energy and excitement FFSC and its volunteers had for their mission.

There was the school beautifcation projects; kids and and their families became invested in the appearance of their schools by voluteering a weekend to paint their school and plant flowers. From what I hear, the students now have immense pride in their school and how it looks.

Kudos to Foundation for Second Chances. It is a great nonprofit!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Foundation for Second Chances is highly committed to providing quality services to South Los Angeles Youth. Such an organization goes above and beyond in assuring that it remains connected to and in tune with the communities that it seeks to serve.