Second Chance Employment Services Attends First White House Briefing
september 28, 2006
Washington DC-based nonprofit organization briefed on Bush administration’s domestic violence programs and initiatives Washington DC – Second Chance Employment Service’s (SCES) first White House briefing was held today, September 28. Attended by more than 50 friends of SCES, the briefing featured speakers Melissa Pardue, Associate Director of Domestic Policy for the President, and The Honorable Anna Cabral, Treasurer of the United States.
Both speakers briefed SCES attendants on the Bush administration’s varied programs and initiatives that address matters of domestic violence. Programs and initiatives focus on dealing with abusers, protecting and securing victims, and helping victims build independent lives. The Bush administration also focuses on programs geared toward financial literacy and independence, mirroring SCES’s mission to promote financial security for at-risk women and their dependents through free, comprehensive employment placement services.
Among those in attendance representing SCES was Georgette Mosbacher, public advocate, political pundit, and CEO of Borghese. A powerful public figure, Mosbacher founded the Children’s Advocacy Center of Manhattan (CAC), and served as National Co-Chairman of Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign. Mosbacher currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee’s Finance Committee; she was married to Robert Mosbacher during his tenure as Commerce Secretary during the first Bush administration.
The Washington DC-based SCES, a nonprofit organization established in September 2001, focuses on helping high-risk women and their dependents begin a new life of hope, financial independence, and self-sufficiency. A recipient of the 2002 Knockout Abuse Award, SCES has successfully trained hundreds of women and placed them into meaningful, long-term professions with top-tier companies, including American Online, Capital One, Pepco, Sun Trust Bank, Price Waterhouse Coopers, AT&T, Fannie Mae, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Washington Gas.
SCES was founded by local activist and domestic abuse expert Dr. Ludy Green, who has dedicated her career to helping battered women find meaningful employment. Dr. Green—who is fluent in five languages—belongs to an extensive network of HR managers representing Fortune 500 companies and is recognized by private and civic leaders at the federal, state, and local levels. A recipient of numerous community awards, including the National Federation of Women Legislators Leadership Award and Toyota and ABC News Award on Working Women, Dr. Green has served on various boards, including Vice-Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees for the Family and Children’s Trust Fund of Virginia, as well as Governor Commissioner on the Commission of the Status of Women in Virginia, among many others.
For more information on the SCES program, accomplishments, and employment resources, visit http://scesnet.org.
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