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"FROM EX-OFFENDER to ENTREPRENEUR"                                  (Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2pm)

Got a criminal record? Tired of having doors closed in your face because of it? Well, open the door yourself by becoming your own boss! Please join us this Saturday, May 5th, at 2pm to hear how other ex-offenders refused to let their past keep them down and are now successful entrepreneurs! SCORE will also do a brief presentation on business finance basics and give great tips on what to expect when applying for small business loans. 

Justice Day (at the Capitol) February 26, 2018: Columbus Advocates Travel to the Capitol to talk to Lawmakers about Criminal Justice Reform

"What is my ultimate goal on this journey? To reform and shift the system, change perceptions, eliminate stigmas and solve problems.”
      ~ Waleisah Wilson, LwC2017 Fellow from Columbus, GA

We are so proud of our founder, Waleisah! Out of hundreds of applicants from across the country, she was 1 of 36 formerly incarcerated leaders accepted into the 2017 "Leading with Conviction" Cohort, an intensive national leadership & advocacy training program sponsored by JustLeadershipUSA in New York. She has proven that she is NOT her criminal record and that having one doesn't stop you from being an effective leader! It has only enhanced her ability to become an amazing criminal justice reform advocate! We are glad that she is using her conviction to LEAD! 

Check our her JustLeadership USA highlight bio by clicking the link below (hers is the second highlight at the bottom)


Our 2nd annual "One Stop Shop" Resource & Job Fair for individuals with criminal records was a huge success! Over 150 people came to connect with community resource agencies and felon friendly employers. 

Thanks to all of the sponsors of the event, one of our board directors, Marti Owens, Brandy Kennedy and The Shifting Project, Ron Person and Hangman Business Installation, Chick-fil-A Macon Road, Michael Sterling, Marshal Greg Countryman and the Muscogee County Marshal's Office. We even had the opportunity to feature our new project Faith's Restorations Faithful Restorations as a vendor (stay tuned for more info on how this project will truly bless others.) Lastly, we would like to thank our founder's pastor, Gregory Scott of PhillipsTemple CME Church, for being a vendor to speak with, pray and talk to individuals in need of prayer and spiritual consultation. 

WTVM news coverage of the resource and job fair, GA News Weather & Sports

 Felon-Friendly Job Openings & Announcements

WE NO LONGER HAVE A PHYSICAL OFFICE and therefore no longer provide IN-OFFICE job referrals!


However, we continue to build relationships with local employers and post ONLY felon-friendly job opening, housing and educational opportunities on our Facebook page so please be sure to "like" and "follow" it for updates at


ALL future reentry focused workshops, forums and job fairs will be at local libraries or other venues in the community. Our contact info is as follows:


                         Phone: (706) 593-5382 (Tues-Thur 10am-3pm)  


                             Twitter: @NLSecondChance


***** NOTE: On our FACEBOOK page, we ONLY post announcements from employers, realty companies and educational instutions that are willing to give second chances so rest assured that our Facebook page is BY US, FOR US! 

If you are currently in a relationship with someone who is currently in prison or in a half-way house who will be released in the next 30-60 days AND you wouldn't mind having your love story and the struggles that come with it documented, please contact Nicole Warsaw of Sharp Entertainment at (and cc Karen at to have your story told.

They will document how your relationship is put to the test when your loved one is released. The documentary will be a story about love, the hardships of love, and men and women fighting for their love.

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NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc. is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity organization. Donations are subject to being tax deductible in the US. Our federal tax ID # is 80-0461813. No goods or services were offered in exchange for this financial contribution or donation. NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc. is also registered with the Charities Division of the State of Georgia and with GuideStar.