Building STRONGER GENERATIONS for at-risk women

Second Chance Employment Opens New York Office

april 5, 2007

Washington DC-based nonprofit organization extends human resource services for domestic violence victims to new location

Washington DC Adding to its first original office in Washington, DC, Second Chance Employment Services (SCES) recently opened its second office location in New York. The Manhattan office, located at 10 East 34th St., shares office space with Borghese, a cosmetics, makeup, and skin care company led by President and CEO Georgette Mosbacher, a strong advocate of SCES and its mission.

A powerful public figure, Mosbacher founded the Childrens Advocacy Center of Manhattan (CAC), and served as National Co-Chairman of Senator John McCains presidential campaign. Mosbacher currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Republican National Committees Finance Committee; she was married to Robert Mosbacher during his tenure as Commerce Secretary during the first Bush administration. Now, as a partner of the SCES Manhattan office, Mosbacher is able work with SCES on a more amplified level. "Not only is Second Chance inspirational, but its mission is a necessity for the well-being of these women, says Mosbacher. I am honored to be part of the Second Chance effort and applaud its expansion to New York. The opening of the new office brings financial possibilities to a new city and new families and new hope to financially at-risk women everywhere."

According to SCES founder Dr. Ludy Green, the Manhattan office has experienced amazing success. Since its January opening, the office has formed numerous partnerships with New York-based companies including Lifetime Television, Smith Barney, Lehman Brothers, and Altria.

The Washington DC-based SCES, a nonprofit organization established in September 2002, focuses on helping high-risk women and their dependents begin a new life of hope, financial independence, and self-sufficiency. A recipient of the 2003 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.

Local activist and domestic abuse expert Dr. Green has dedicated her career to helping battered women find meaningful employment. Dr. Greenwho is fluent in five languagesbelongs 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 Childrens Trust Fund of Virginia, as well as Governor Commissioner on the Commission of the Status of Women in Virginia, among many others. She is also a presidential appointee on the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women.

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Second Chance Employment Services (SCES) seeks to promote financial security for at-risk women and their dependents through comprehensive training and employment placement services. The Washington, DC-based non-profit organization of human resource professionalswith a newly-opened Manhattan locationhas successfully trained hundreds of women since its founding in 2001, placing these women into meaningful, long-term professions with top-tier companies.

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