Taking viewers behind the walls of Second Chance, “Get to Work” chronicles the struggles of those who have no job, no direction, and seemingly no chance. It’s a high-stakes, make-or-break program and, for most of the students, this is their last opportunity at a real future. But it doesn’t come easy: as they push the students to learn workplace skills that will land them a job, Second Chance instructors contend with those who have never learned anything other than bad attitudes and poor behavior. Not everyone makes it to graduation.
Second Chance is the only nonprofit in the field that delivers workforce training programs, supported by comprehensive wrap-around services that include job placement, housing, mental health and financial literacy, all focused on getting people off the streets and into employment. Since its inception in 1993, Second Chance has graduated more than 5,000 individuals, most of whom are now working and paying taxes. Second Chance clients, like those featured in “Get to Work”, come from all walks of life, ranging from at-risk youth, adults and veterans, to the formerly addicted and incarcerated. Employing a tough-love stance, Second Chance programs are no easy feat for the students, but the pay-off is a job, a second chance and a fresh start. These are real people, real families, real mistakes - and this is real help.
The Kona Kai Resort and Spa is located at 1551 Shelter Island Drive. Seating is limited and RSVPs are required to attend the event. Appetizers and beverages will be served, along with a cash bar, and donations will be accepted.
The “Get to Work” docu-series premiered on the Sundance Channel in August. For more information about Second Chance and opportunities to donate or volunteer, visit http://www.secondchanceprogram.org. To RSVP to this event, call (619) 839 – 0953 or email Maureen Polimadei at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Second Chance:
Established in 1993, Second Chance is a San Diego-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to creating opportunities for self-sufficiency. Through its workforce readiness training and job placement programs and services, the nonprofit organization gives individuals a second chance at becoming contributing members of society, improving public health, safety and financial stability. Second Chance serves at-risk youth, adults, veterans, former substance abusers, and formerly incarcerated persons. Second Chance programs develop appropriate workplace behavior, effective interviewing, job search techniques, and a positive outlook toward working and employment, and result in a more stable community and a reduction in government costs. For more information, visit www.secondchanceprogram.org.