Sunday, October 26, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
· Borghese, Inc.
· Freed Photography & Videography
· German Embassy in Washington, DC
· Grace + Gumption: Lanah Hamilton
· Green and Blue
· Gregory Fine Portraits
· Johnson's Florist and Garden Centers
· JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
· Main Event Caterers
· Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
· The Family Groove
· The SalesDoctor
· The Studio Theatre
· Toka Salon and Day Spa
· Tranquil Space Yoga
· Washington Nationals
Thank you again for helping Second Chance to break the silence!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
CONTACT: Betsy Barrows
THE "QUIET CRIME" is silent no more
Hollywood and Washington's Finest Expose Harsh Realities of Domestic Violence at SCES "Last Kiss of Summer V" Fundraiser
WASHINGTON, DC - July 8, 2008 - What do Emmy tickets, The Four Seasons in Georgetown, and the handsome actor Victor Rivers have in common? They are all key components in one of Washington’s most spirited and sophisticated annual fundraising galas, “Last Kiss of summer V,” to be held September 23, 2008, in support of Second Chance Employment Services.
“Last Kiss of Summer V” is an event not to be missed, featuring dining, dancing, and live and silent auctions -- all in support of America’s only employment agency exclusively founded to aid victims of domestic abuse.
The event's keynote speaker, Victor Rivers, an accomplished actor, author and activist, will share his shocking boyhood experience of torture at the hands of an abusive father and explain how he turned this nightmare into a positive, personal mission to put an end to what he calls "our greatest yet most curable social disease."
Rivers, who has starred in more than two dozen films, (including the dramatic Mask of Zorro, the Incredible Hulk and the hilarious Distinguished Gentleman), delivers a powerful message that shatters the conventional belief that domestic violence is strictly a women's issue.
This elegant evening will also feature an exclusive auction including tickets to the Academy Awards, rare vacation getaway packages, private Embassy dinners, the finest salon services in Washington, and many more one-of-a-kind opportunities.
Since the inception of the “Last Kiss of Summer” five years ago, more than $500,000 has been raised from auction, ticket, and sponsorship sales to support the programs of Second Chance Employment Services.
Established in 2001 under the inspired vision of Dr. Ludy Green, this innovative non-profit organization provides professional training to “at-risk” women who are victims of domestic abuse. SCES enables victims to attain economic self-sufficiency through meaningful, long-term employment. SCES human resource professionals provide support such as interview skills, etiquette, resume coaching, and job training. Clothing, makeovers, psychological support, plastic surgery, dentistry, legal counseling and more are all provided free of charge by SCES volunteers.
"Our goal is to help infuse these women with a sense of newfound confidence so that they present themselves properly to future employers," explains Dr. Green. "The only real justice for these victims is financial independence. We work hard to give it to them."
For information about sponsorships, ticket sales, or auction donations call
703-356-3099. For more information about Second Chance visit http://www.scesnet.org/
Monday, July 21, 2008
The video shown above is from a live performance. The MTV /original version can be viewed on YouTube by clicking HERE. Voices Carry was a video played repeatedly by MTV when it first came out holding similar overtones to the song My Name Is Luka by Suzanne Vega which I blogged about in an older post for Second Chance Employment Services on Tuesday, June 19, 2007.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Some of Barbara Krumsiek’s accomplishments are:
• Serving on the Board of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.
• Serving as Vice-Chair of the Board of The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
• Serving on the Board of Goodwill of Greater Washington
• Serving on the Board of Trickle Up Program in New York City
• Serving the Greater Washington Board of Trade
• Serving the Greater DC Cares
• Serving the Cultural Alliance of Washington D.C.
• In 2007 she began serving Washington D.C.’s regional Chamber of Commerce
• In 2007 she began serving on the board of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.
• In 2007, she began serving the Federal City Council
• In 2006 she was named one of “Washington DC’s 100 Most Powerful Women” for the 3rd time by Washingtonian Magazine
• In 2005 she was awarded the Athena Award by the Women’s Business Owners of Montgomery County
• In 2000, the Rutgers University Alumni Federation added her to the Hall of Distinguished Alumni
• In 2000 Douglass College and the Associate Alumnae named her to The Douglass Society
Barbara Krumsiek’s education is equally impressive. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors from Douglass College, Rutgers University, Bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Ms. Krumsiek got her Master’s degree in mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.
Ms. Krumsiek, a native New Yorker, resides in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband, Bart Leonard, and their two daughters.
Thank you Barbara Krumsiek for supporting Second Chance Employment Services and helping to break the silence!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Cynthia de Lorenzi has given so much to the community. SCES is pleased that a woman of such dynamic background has partnered to help at-risk women find suitable employment. Ms. de Lorenzi’s many accomplishments include:
- Co-founding Success in the City (SITC) in 2004. SITC is the unconventional networking organization for senior level executive women to encourage, embrace and celebrate the value of meaningful peer relationships and friendship.
- Business ventures in GoGawGaw, an international Web development firm and de Lorenzi Group, a business development firm dedicated to connecting business to opportunity.
- Co-founding the North Texas Technology Council in 2002 and served as its CEO and continues to serve as an Advisor.
- Served as the Southwest Regional Director of the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan, grassroots educational organization advocating fiscal responsibility and reform of entitlement programs to ensure the viability and fairness for all generations.
- Serves as a Board member of the Community Business Partnership & Women’s Business Center to provide the training, assistance and support women need to start and grow successful small businesses in Northern Virginia.
- Ms. de Lorenzi’s has been vital in the regional efforts of the Telework Coalition, including leading by example and implementing telework programs in her own businesses and serving on the planning committee for Washington Area Council on Telework (WACOT) conference.
- Founded the Bob de Lorenzi Scholarship fund at George Mason University in honor of her late brother. The Bob de Lorenzi Scholarship will be awarded annually to an adult man or woman, returning to school after a personal or career interruption, to complete an education delayed or postponed.
- Helped initiate the Bob de Lorenzi Telework Award given to individuals or entities that demonstrably followed the ideals and commitment to foster telework and telecommuting, as pursued by Bob de Lorenzi, a founding member of the Telework Coalition.
- Selected by Washington Business Journal as one of 2006 top 25 Women Who Mean Business awardees
- Winner of the 2003 Bob de Lorenzi Memorial Telework Award
- Co-founder of Success in the City
- Co-founder the Washington Bureau for ISP Advocacy
- Board Member, Community Business Partnership & Women’s Business Center
- Board Member, TelecomHUB
- Board Member, Livingston Communications, LLC
- Special Advisor, Stargazer Foundation
- NVTC – Tech Emergence Committee – Vice Chair
- Capital Gaines – Advisor for a new Distributed Work Concept
- Forum Moderator for Capital Society Forum – An organization of CEO’s seeking to further develop leadership skills
- Finalist for 2004 Women in Technology Entrepreneur of the Year
- Served on the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology and Science’s (JCOTs) Advisory Committee on Computer Crimes
- The Association of Contingency Planners (ACP)
- The Mid-Atlantic Telecommuting Advisory Council (MATAC)
- Co-founded the North Texas Technology Council (NTTC)
- Time Magazine's Person of the Year 2006
- Advisory Board of Vitalia MedSpa
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Thank you Andre Goodlett and The Hershey Company for helping to create the roadways to make a big difference in the lives of so many woman. Thank you for helping to break the silence and lend a helping hand for women becoming financially independent.
The Washingtonian selects men and women who make a difference in Washington as Washingtonian of the Year. Recently Ms. Ludy Green, President and CEO of Second Chance Employment Services was selected. The Washingtonian printed the following article regarding Ludy Green:
"Like too many children, Ludy Green grew up with domestic violence.
As a congressional intern , she helped with childcare at My Sister's Place, a woman's shelter. And as a human resources professional, she volunteered for women's and children's causes. She found that to escape abuse, women needed financial stability and the ability to achieve it.
In 2002, Green left the corporate world to start Second Chance Employment Services, which gets battered women that stability through well-paying jobs. It is, she believes, the only such placement agency in America.
Second Chance helps client write resumes, practice interviews, and find new suits, childcare, or transportation. Drawing on her contacts with employers from IBM to Marriott to hospitals and associations, Green has encouraged recruiters to look at her clients first. She's brought in career coaches, makeup consultants, and even a dentist and a surgeon who replaced one client's knocked-out teeth and repaired another's scars - at no cost.
So far Green has placed 473 abused women and helped more that 1,000 with legal aid, job training, psychological services, and more. With new offices in New York and LA, she is reaching even more women and employers.
'However long I live, I want to do this,' she says. 'I never wanted to see another woman who is financially trapped. I couldn't help my mom, but I always knew someday I would help other women.'"