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Introduction to the 2nd Opportunity Programs

Winner of Cook County Sheriff's Office 2022 Reentry Initiative, The 2nd Opportunity Program is designed for men and women inside jails and prisons preparing for release, as well as those on the outside who are formerly incarcerated and struggling to gain traction.  This series of courses, available in both English & Spanish, is designed to provide employment readiness, life skills, and re-entry assistance to those who are currently incarcerated and seeking to change the trajectory of their lives. The video showcases five section from our Program.



5 Mins



What you'll learn

Sample Details

This Preview of the 2nd Opportunity Program will provide you with an opportunity to understand how the entire content of the program is delivered. This section provides valuable information on its' own but will leave you with a desire to participate in the full 2nd Opportunity program.


Part 1: A Path Forward© - Crafting Your Story

Augie Ghilarducci

Vice President of Training & Development
2nd Opportunity L3C
About the Instructor
Augie Ghilarducci knows what it's like to need a second opportunity; after serving 12 years in prison for white-collar crimes, he launched a second career empowering others to break the chains of their past and create a positive new future. As part of 2nd Opportunity, Augie now delivers his life-skills and employment-readiness programming online, via tablets, and in person in jails and prisons, substance abuse recovery centers, halfway houses, probation departments, and more. 

Course reviews

This program is very helpful and breaks things down to a science. It also will prep you by pointing you in the right direction of the things you want to pursue.
Anibal R.
2nd Opp Student, Kane County Jail, Illinois
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.
2nd Opp Student, via Facebook