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Why Work with Second Chance?
Triple bottom line focus
We are a dynamic, established social enterprise with a true triple-bottom-line focus, always striving to give people, material and the environment meaningful second chances at new life.
"Sustainability" is much more than an industry buzzword to us. We divert many tons of perfectly good materials from the wastestream, thus greatly decreasing natural resource extraction, energy use, landfill burden and their harmful ecological impact.
We believe that people matter more than profits and those genuinely seeking a second chance should get it. By equipping individuals with life and vocational skills, we instill self-worth and help change families, communities and beyond.
By offering both training opportunities and jobs in a growing industry of the new Green Economy, the Second Chance model provides a powerful pathway to sustainable careers for Baltimore citizens facing the most difficult employment challenges. The positive impact this has on the lives of our workforce, their families, and the greater community is undeniable.
A primary way we fulfill our workforce development mission is by equipping Baltimore-area residents who face employment challenges to master sustainable deconstruction (“unbuilding”) skills en route to a lifetime of dignified employment. Those who donate homes slated for demolition to become a “living classroom” in our training encounter numerous benefits.
Always among our most anticipated and well-received communications is the annual Impact Report we compile each year. It reflects our heartbeat. Peruse it to better grasp who we are, what we do, and why we do it.
We host a variety of local artisans, nonprofits, and small business enterprises that help our community thrive. Our goal is to solidify the idea of community and community support, particularly during these challenging times.