2ndSaturday is a non-profit/sustainable-business hybrid that seeks to address the lack of long-term employment and opportunity available to the numerous at-risk men of Dallas’ poorest neighborhoods, while simultaneously helping to restore the homes and dignity of disadvantaged senior, limited-income and disabled residents of the city.
What began as a volunteer opportunity with nine people at a West Dallas home in 2009 has become a monthly service event for hundreds of volunteers from across the metroplex, and a business that intentionally employs and invests in former felons, gang-members and drug-dealers in order to provide a pathway out of poverty. “2S” employees are helping build sustainable small businesses in lawncare, construction and more while working alongside city partners to serve their community.
Through 2S Industries, 2nd Saturday employs ex-felons in fair-wage jobs and engages them to work alongside volunteers to revitalize their neighborhoods. By providing a job, meaningful long-term relationships and purpose, not just a program, 2ndSaturday believes the inner-city’s at-risk men can not only contribute, but become emerging leaders in neighborhoods they once exploited.
OUR WORK: GroundFloor invested $25,000 in seed funding and mentoring focused on leadership coaching, strategic growth planning, compliance and sustainability, and CRM donor stewardship.Visit 2nd Saturday online!