Jessica is an Arizona native, mom and a successful professional in the structural steel industry.  She also was previously incarcerated.

Through determination and the support of the Second Chance program, she was able to not only find employment, but continue to grow professionally.  In February when her company let her know they were going to have to close, she was able to reach out to supports in the program as well as draw on all she had learned and accomplished.  She ultimately had three offers to choose from.

Jessica shares that Second Chance provided the kind of practical support needed to re-enter the job market – helping her build a resume and job interview preparation – as well as classes that helped her rebuild her confidence and self-esteem.

Jessica shared that she continues to set goals, looking to eventually be promoted to project coordinator at her current company.  She also shared, “I want to be a role model for my son and other ex-convicts by showing them that if you’re determined enough you will succeed.”