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Meet Our New Mural with a Message! (Narrative & Video)

MEET OUR NEW MURAL WITH A MESSAGE by Pete Theodore, Communications Manager If you drove down Bush Street by Second Chance a few weeks ago, all you would’ve seen were barren bricks, varying shades of fading paint, and the sporadic graffiti tag. Now, an inspiring message of hope welcomes those […]

“SC Improves Campus with New Mural and Rainwater Filtration System”

May 24, 2017 – “Second Chance Improves Campus with New Mural and Rainwater Filtration System” in SouthBaltimore.com by Kevin Lynch This piece will introduce the reader to a couple recent initiatives to be the best neighbor we can be to our community and environment!

“City’s Carver High Carpentry Students Learn on the Job at Second Chance”

May 5, 2017 – “City’s Carver High Carpentry Students Learn on the Job at Second Chance” in Baltimore Fishbowl by Laurel Peltier “Since 1925, Baltimore City’s Carver Vocational-Technical High School has offered students a college prep high school education with a pathway to one of nine vocational careers. Today, led by […]

SC acknowledged for Support of the “McKean Miracle”

Baltimore’s newest recreation space, called the “McKean Miracle,” brightens up a street once crowded with decaying homes in the same community hit hardest by rioting following the death of Freddie Gray. The park was designed and built by the community, under the direction of the Matthew Henson Community Development Corporation […]

SC Staff Interviewed on MyTV (WUTB)

March 27, 2017 – Television Interview on MyTV If you didn’t catch it live on WUTB, here’s your chance to watch Dana and Antonio interviewed about Second Chance on MyTV’s “BMORE Lifestyle” show! We’re grateful for every opportunity to share our nonprofit mission to retrain, reclaim and renew.

SC’s Salvage Emporium Furnishes “Rooms With a Few” in Baltimore Magazine

July 2016 – “Rooms with a Few: Todd Marks and Nikki McGowan clear space for their blended family of nine” by Martha Thomas in Baltimore magazine Here is a neat story about the sustainable transformation of living space in the city. We’re glad our “salvage emporium” was such a great […]

Second Chance Pays It Forward

Many of you know the big picture of what we’re all about – providing workforce development, material reuse, historical preservation and waste stream diversion by hiring and training folks who have experienced various barriers to employment. We primarily do so through our booming retail store, active donations process, and the […]

Featured in Wedding411!

Loving our feature in the 2017 Wedding 411 magazine! See us on pages 132-135 and the entire issue here. Also, checking out our Wedding board on Pinterest for lots of Reuse, Retro and Repurposing ideas for the special day! Save Save

Together, we’re making a real difference!

In this report, you’ll encounter highlights of the measurable impact Second Chance had on people, materials and the environment during the past year, along with glimpses of our vision for the future!