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Youthworks Success Story

November 2011 – “Youthworks Success Story” Press Release from the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development “It felt like I belonged here from week one,” said David Wiggins, 17, of his position at the nonprofit Second Chance. He started working there in June 2011 in a six-week summer job through Baltimore […]

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Dansko Providing Second Chance for Workers, Materials

November 8, 2011 – “Dansko Providing Second Chance for Workers, Materials”  Daily Local News by Gretchen Metz Here is coverage of Second Chance’s deconstruction crews at work in the Philadelphia area for Dansko, the well-known shoe company.

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Clearing the Way for Slots

September 16, 2011 – “Clearing the Way for Slots” Up Front section in the Baltimore Business Journal by Scott Dance “Second Chance is relocating from city site pitched for casino.”

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Federal Hill Renovation Brings Generations Together

August 11, 2011 – “Federal Hill Renovation Brings Generations Together”  The Baltimore Sun by Marie Marciano Gullard Here’s another example of how a Second Chance product fits perfectly in a local renovation!

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Baltimore Ravens Back to Business as NFL Lockout Ends

July 29, 2011 – “Baltimore Ravens Back to Business as NFL Lockout Ends”  Baltimore Business Journal by Scott Dance Mark Foster, CEO of Second Chance Inc., a salvage yard operating some of those lots, said he planned to get out renewals July 28 for reserved home-game parking spots that go […]

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Bodacious and Bright: Roar Back to the ’20s

July 11, 2011 – “Bodacious and Bright: Roar Back to the ’20s”  Baltimore Magazine by Shabdiece Esfahani Hang on to a piece of history with this gorgeous Art Deco exterior lantern salvaged from the original 1929 Philadelphia Civic Center. Complete with working electric wiring, an irreplaceable verdigris patina, and scrolling […]

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Salvage and Regeneration

April 14, 2011 “Salvage and Regeneration”  Baltimore Magazine by John Lewis Tonight, Second Chance—a nonprofit with the worthy goal of “retraining and creating employment for displaced and unemployed workers in deconstruction methods” and “reclaiming building materials to reduce demolition debris overloading landfills”—kicks off Baltimore Green Week with an art exhibition. […]

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Good Green Jobs: Deconstruction as Community Development Tool

April 2011 – “Good Green Jobs: Deconstruction as Community Development Tool”  BioCycle by Neil Seldman (.pdf) Building deconstruction and valuable material resale creates green businesses as well as jobs with decent wages and benefits, adding quality to quantity of the US recycling movement.

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Out of Air?

February 18, 2011 – “Out of Air?”  Baltimore Business Journal by Scott Dance NFL lockout may deflate sales at businesses that rely on Ravens revenue. “Mark Foster, CEO of Second Chance, says the nonprofit salvage yard near M&T Bank Stadium would lose $100,000 if the Ravens don’t play.”

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Directory of Architectural Salvage Stores

2011 – “Directory of Architectural Salvage Stores”  Old House Journal by Clare Martin Second Chance is listed as one of two architectural salvage stores in the state of Maryland.