Breaking the Chains of

Incarceration Addiction Trauma Loss

Your 2nd Opportunity Starts Here

If you're struggling to gain traction in life, you've come to the right place to make a positive change.

2nd Opportunity’s programming empowers anyone who has experienced a negative life-changing event to start down a positive new path, and helps family and friends understand the challenges their loved one faces.

In addition to individuals, we work with like-minded organizations to provide our programming to their participants and work with employers to raise awareness about hiring from traditionally neglected groups.

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Programs for
Re-entry and
Positive Change

Founded by a formerly incarcerated individual and a recovering alcoholic, 2nd Opportunity provides transformational tools, resources, and support to help those facing seemingly insurmountable setbacks find hope and start down a positive new path.


We know what it’s like to overcome life-changing setbacks, and we’re passionate about paying it forward.
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Life-skills and employment-readiness programs to equip people with the skill sets and tools they need to leave the past behind and start down a productive new path.
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Through in-person and virtual training, a comprehensive referral network, virtual peer support groups, and one-on-one mentoring.
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Our Solution

2nd Opportunity offers a series of courses aimed at empowering participants to improve their lives.

Our courses provide the life-skills and employment-readiness training people need to rebound from life-changing circumstances.

We know firsthand that in order to overcome life’s challenges, individuals need a well-constructed plan and access to resources and support. That’s why, in addition to our programming, 2nd Opportunity provides a comprehensive support network to help people as they start and continue down their new path.

This is for you, if you are

A Supportive Family member

This is for you, if you are

An Engaged Organization

This is for you, if you are

An Employer That Sees Potential

Thank you whole-heartedly, Mr. Ghilarducci. I will forever be appreciative of the time you shared to help catapult me (and many others) in a positive direction.

Quentin G.

Program Participant
This program is very helpful and breaks things down to a science. It also preps you by pointing you in the right direction of the things you want to pursue.

Anibal R.

Program Participant, Kane County Jail
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Second chances are not given to make things right,

But to prove that we could be even better after we fall.