Second Chance, a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides job readiness training programs, has accepted a $25,000 grant award for its overall operations from Union Bank. The banking services company has given to the job training program for the 14th consecutive year.
The Second Chance grant is part of Union Bankís community commitment pledge to annually distribute 2 percent of its annual profit to charitable organizations. The grant will contribute to the operation of Second Chance’s work force training program as well as support the organization’s job placement, housing, and mental health and financial literacy programs.
Since its inception in 1993, Second Chance has graduated more than 5,000 individuals who are now working and paying taxes. Second Chance clients come from all walks of life, ranging from at-risk youth, adults and veterans, to the formerly addicted and incarcerated.