Love Letter to Baltimore


October 14, 2014 – “Love Letter to Baltimore” on

The exterior walls of Second Chance Inc. proudly display the latest installment in public artist Steve Power’s project “Love Letters to Baltimore.”

With sponsorship from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Second Chance was selected as one of five sites because of our empowering social and environmental mission and our strategic location as part of the Gateway to Baltimore.

“We support the City’s investment in making a dynamic, positive statement about the renewed spirit of our city to residents and visitors,” said Second Chance President & Founder Mark Foster.

Powers, who invests time building relationships so that his painting and language art reflect the community who hosts it, landed on the inspiring message: WHAT IS AND WHAT CAN BE

That message aptly embodies the spirit of Baltimore in general and Second Chance in particular. Our homegrown nonprofit, headquartered at 1700 Ridgely Street in South Baltimore, trains those with employment barriers to deconstruct homes and buildings and salvage all sorts of materials, appliances, furniture, fixtures and more for resale.

Accordingly, Foster notes, “The message reflects the potential of giving second chances to people and material.” And that, dear friends, is what we’re all about!  (Click the link above to read the full press release.)