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Second Chance Empowerment Foundation

Helping our community help themselves!

What is SCEF?

Making Change Possible

Founded in 2011, we are a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the dignity and quality of life for people affected by socio-economic conflict by eliminating barriers to success through innovative education, entrepreneurial development, and community-driven aid. Guided by the aspirations of the people we serve, we pursue this mission with compassion, transparency, and generosity.

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What We Do

Meaningful Work

Recognizing the enormity of the challenges our society faces, Second Chance Empowerment Foundation is dedicated to making a lasting impact through our campaigns and programs. While our efforts are driven by our organization’s singular focus, we spread a wide net by investing in a variety of progressive strategies. Learn more about our initiatives and get involved yourself.


Community Outreach

Helping Those Who Need Us Most

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Entrepreneurial Development

Empowering People in Our Community

Work Colleagues

Workforce Development

Encouraging Those Who Want Change


Recognizing the power and potential of young people to make a positive impact on their communities and the world

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Literacy Programs

Mother and Daughter Baking

Life Skills Training

Youth Conference

Youth Engagement

In the News

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Women's Empowerment Conference on March 4, 2023

SCEF Vice President Helping Veterans Enter the Civilian Workforce

SCEF Awarded Funding from the Pinellas Community Foundation

We are thrilled to announce that SCEF has been honored with the prestigious Pinellas Community Foundation Operating Grant, amounting to an incredible $30,000.


This remarkable achievement not only reflects SCEF's commitment to excellence but also showcases our dedication to serving the vibrant community of Pinellas County. The Pinellas Community Foundation, renowned for its unwavering support of human services and arts & culture organizations within the county, recognizes the vital role SCEF plays in enriching the lives of individuals and fostering a thriving cultural landscape. This generous grant will enable SCEF to continue its mission of empowering individuals, supporting community initiatives, and fostering cultural enrichment throughout Pinellas County. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Pinellas Community Foundation for their belief in our vision and unwavering support, and we look forward to making a meaningful impact with this incredible opportunity.

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Weathering the S.T.O.R.M.

"After many life challenges and traumatizing incidents (domestic violence, cancer, combat injuries, and many others), I eventually learned that life must go on.

Although the rain and storms never ceased in my life, I couldn’t remain parked under the bridge in a dry spot. Daily, I pulled forward and continue through the weather.

So, this journal Weathering the S.T.O.R.M. (Surviving, Triumphing, Overcoming, Moving Forward), is just that. It’s a way to manage, maneuver, and cope with your life head on. You have joy and strength within you and I believe in your potential.

This journal is designed as a tool for one to conduct self-assessments, set realistic goals, and produce life-transforming affirmations that will shape, sharpen, and provide you with a level of confidence vital to Weathering the S.T.O.R.M.’s that you may experience in your life." - Elizabeth Siplin, Author of Weathering the S.T.O.R.M.

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”

Mark Twain

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