~Mae F. Hughes #2C4FCEO (CEO & Founder of 2C4F)
Good morning everyone. Welcome to the 2nd Chances 4 Felons' website. This website features FREE useful information for those who have felony/misdemeanor backgrounds who are seeking 2nd chance opportunities such as employment, and resources. This website was created by a felon, myself Mae Hughes who due to my own hardships and struggles while trying to get my life back on track, I decided to offer a helping hand to other people with criminal backgrounds. I created 2C4F in 2010, and since then I have helped a number of people from all areas throughout the USA. I assist felons without charging them a fee, or government funding, and I have funded this company out of pocket for the last 6 years. This company was built for the sole purpose of offering REAL help where it is greatly needed, and that is to my fellow felons seeking 2nd chance opportunities to better their lives, and situations. 2nd Chances 4 Felons is now a very vital company that felons and those with misdemeanor backgrounds can use to help with finding opportunities to help them to be better, and do better. Over the last 6 years, I have put in countless hours, blood, sweat and MANY tears into making 2C4F what it is today. I have been determined to independently provide another chance to those who want a 2nd chance after being convicted of a crime. It is my belief that with a helping hand there are many people who would not re-offend due to not know that there are 2nd chances 4 felons. To this day, I have proven that to be true by the number of people I have witnessed get back on track after receiving help from her through 2nd Chances 4 Felons, including myself. While building this company, and helping others to rebuild their lives, I have also rebuilt my own life, as well. I enrolled into college, and earned a degree in Business which I has used along with street knowledge (just being honest) to build 2C4F to where it is today. I am currently working towards turning this company into a staffing agency that will be specifically for those with criminal backgrounds. When I first started 2C4F, I didn't know the need for a REAL helping hand for felons was as huge as it is. Over the years, of developing my company, and meeting and interacting with felons from all over the USA, I began to see that I needed, and wanted to more. At that point, I began to take the necessary steps to take 2C4F from being a Facebook page that offered help to people in Dallas, Texas, to an actual company that assisted felons from all over the USA. I began to start offering more from 2C4F, and launched this website in 2012. Since that time, I’ve helped thousands of people from all walks of life, and from different areas with finding 2nd chance opportunities. The desire to ease the struggles of those with criminal backgrounds when looking to turn their lives around, has been the driving force behind my mission with 2nd Chances 4 Felons (2C4F). I have wholeheartedly worked on my own to show my fellow felons that there are 2nd chances out there for them and to show that there is a great need for 2nd chances to be provided. Over the next few years, I have a goal to make 2C4F a staffing agency, and would like the support of those who use her company to seek 2nd chances, and those who support offering 2nd chances. So far I have done it all on my own, but the mission is so much BIGGER than me, and I need help. 2C4F will be hosting a number of fundraising campaigns to help with raising the necessary funds to expand 2C4F from what it is now to a Felony/Misdemeanor Friendly Staffing Agency that assists felons throughout the USA. All of the funds will be solely for the purpose of making 2nd Chances 4 Felons into a fully functioning staffing agencies that will not only provide useful information such as job leads, job fair dates, resources, but actual job placement, job readiness training, life skills classes, GED classes, counseling, computer literacy classes, interview clothing assistance and much more to felons across America. I am hoping to find those who will support my mission with 2C4F by donating to my cause and/or participating in my fundraising campaigns. To this day, 2C4F has been fully funded by me, and I have done everything out of my own pocket. With that being said, I understands that donating money is hard for some people, so implementing fundraisers, and offering ways to help that do not cost is very important to me. Therefore, there are a number of ways to help 2C4F without having to come out of pocket. Please see the Ways To Help 2C4F page of the website http://www.2ndchances4felons.com/ways-to-help-2c4f.php
(scroll down to the paragraph under the #ISUPPORT2C4F banner) Any help is greatly appreciated, and all of it is beneficial to helping 2C4F reach it’s goals.
At this time, the fundraising campaigns that are currently active are the (1) 2C4F GoFund Me campaign, it can be found here http://www.gofundme.com/HELPOUT2C4F , and the #ISUPPORT2C4F merchandise that is for sale. The information for that campaign can be found here http://www.2ndchances4felons.com/ways-to-help-2c4f.php (scroll down to the Merchandise section)
On Monday August 8th, we will be hosting a raffle ticket drawing, more details will be announced prior to that date. Tickets will be able to purchase online, and the prizes will be shipped to you at no cost to you within the USA only. It is my hope that all of my fundraising campaigns for 2C4F will be successful. I am determined to make 2C4F a staffing agency, and I pray there are people who are willing to support me by not only continuing to use my company as a tool to help find 2nd chances, but who are also willing to join, and support me on my mission to provide help where it is greatly needed.
I appreciate you all for your time. To learn more about 2nd Chances 4 Felons please use the links below to check out my website, FB page, Twitter page, and other social media platforms. If you would like to speak to me directly my contact information is on the business card below. Have a blessed day, and thanks for taking time out to read this.
~Mae F. Hughes #2C4FCEO (CEO & Founder of 2C4F)
It is a BLESSING to be able to live to see another year !! This is my fifth year being the CEO & Founder of my own company, 2nd Chances 4 Felons. During these last four years, while building this company I have been blessed in so MANY ways. I began this company in hopes of helping other felons in my city, Dallas, Texas however, today I assist felons from all over the USA, and from all walks of life. I began assisting felons because of the struggles and hardships I went through when looking for employment and resources after being convicted of a felony. I went to countless interviews, and heard NO after NO, after NO and I came up with nothing when I looked for resources that would help me with getting back into the work force so that I could provide for my children. I was BEYOND frustrated with only being able to locate opportunities that were NOT available to me because I was a felon. I searched high and low and could not find FREE help anywhere. So I decided to do something to not only help myself but others as well, I created 2C4F. I did not have ANY skills, nor ANY money when I began 2C4F, but what I had was a plan and a made up mind and I got to work on building a USEFUL resource for myself and others. I enrolled in college, when I began 2C4F so that I could gain the skills needed to build a successful small business. When I enrolled in college, I thought that my felony convictions would disqualify me from receiving financial aid but to my surprise it didn't and I was able to attend school with no out of pocket costs. I obtained a degree in Business in November of 2012, and since then I have used the knowledge I gained in school, and my street smarts to take 2C4F from an idea that I had that didn't generate an income into a company that now makes money and aids felons from ALL over the USA. I am a living witness that God can take you from the lowest place in your life, to the highest place in your life, and help you achieve things that you thought may not have been possible. It will take hard work, A LOT of hard work, prayers, faith, and you may shed some tears a long the way but in the end it will be soooooooo worth it !! All it takes is a made up mind, and the desire to want to change your situations and circumstances. Life is what you make of it, if life gives you lemons do your best to make lemonade as the quote says. I'm not where I want to be in life or with 2C4F but I thank God daily that I am not where I used to be. I am dedicated to making 2C4F the best that it can be this year, and in the years to come. During this year, I have plans to accomplish more goals and help MORE people than ever !! Please stay connected with 2C4F (links provided below) to find out details about upcoming announcements concerning 2nd Chances 4 Felons (2C4F). Have a beautifully blessed year to each and every person who supports the 2nd Chances 4 Felons movement !! Links to stay connected with 2C4F provided below.
Sincerely, Mae F.Hughes (CEO & Founder of 2C4F)
2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS (2C4F)
SPECIALIZING IN ASSISTING FELONS WITH OVERCOMING DAILY OBSTACLES THAT THEY FACE DUE TO THEIR CONVICTIONS.
Offering FREE assistance to felons in all 50 states.
In order to locate information on this website for your specific city or state, please take time to read this letter from the founder of 2C4F, Mae Hughes #2C4FCEO.
Hello to EVERYONE who has taken time out to visit the 2nd Chances 4 Felons #2C4F website. I appreciate you all for desiring to find 2nd chance opportunities through #2C4F.
This website features useful information for those who have been convicted of a felony, or felonies and/or misdemeanors, who are seeking opportunities that are available to them despite being convicted of a criminal offense. The information included on this website includes, but it not limited to job leads, job fair dates, contact information for agencies who offer assistance to those with criminal backgrounds and so much more.
Here are a few tips on locating information featured on this website.
On the Forum & Discussions page of the website there is a section of tabs, under the word CATEGORIES, which can be found below the chat room to help making searching easier. For example, job leads can be found in the HIRING section of the tabs, and job fair dates in the Job Fair section. Job fair dates are listed for various areas for the current month of the year, throughout the year.
**(F.Y.I. On each job lead there will be either the contact information such as a phone number, physical, email or website address, or there will be a link to where you can apply for the position. If the link to apply is provided please copy & paste the links to your browser.) **
****ALL job leads are dated so please pay attention to the dates that are on each of the posts.****
In order to locate job leads in your specific area, please use the key tags at the bottom of the Forums & Discussions page. For example, if you live in Dallas, you may use Dallas or DFW area, as well as, any other areas that are in the Dallas area. There are also key tags for the number of years it has been since your conviction date. For example, if your conviction is 7 years old (meaning you were convicted in the year 2009) you may use the key tag 7years to search through leads for those who have convictions that are 7 years old. Key tags are included for many different career fields as well, which include clerical, customer service, general labor, and manufacturing. These key tags have been provided in order to make your searching experience easier, so please utilize them to aid in searching the website.
The links & resources page also has information listed for various cities & states. There are listings by state for resources in all 50 states. See examples below:
Illinois there is a list of resources for the Chicago area. In order to locate the list please go to the Links & resources page & click Chicago Resources.
Ohio there is a list of resources & employers for your state. In order to find the list, please go to the Links & Resources page & click Ohio Resources.
Missouri there is a list of resources & employers for the city of St. Louis & other cities in your state. In order to find the lists & information, please go to the Links & Resources page & click Missouri .
There is information for more states, and cities so take time to explore the information for your area, after clicking the link for your state.
The website also includes lists of companies who hire felons for Dallas-Fort Worth & Houston, Texas (both can be located by clicking Texas on the Links & Resources page) for the DFW list you should click the Texas--Dallas/ Fort Worth--Jobs (that hire felons). For Houston after clicking Texas click the link for Houston List of Felony Friendly employers, and you will be taken to the list. (Links for each provided below) a new page has recently been added to the website, which lists staffing agencies throughout the USA that accept those with felony and misdemeanor backgrounds. (Link to page provided below)
I would like to encourage you to take the time to explore this entire website in order to take advantage of what 2nd Chances 4 Felons has to offer. This is a ((((FREE))) website, there will never be any hidden charges or fees for receiving assistance from this company. I created this website in hopes of helping other felons who struggle with finding real opportunities that are available to them despite being a felon. I faced countless struggles when looking for work and opportunities, my hopes is to ease the struggles of other felons because I know how discouraging it can be at times. Sometimes all we need is a helping hand, with this website and 2nd Chances 4 Felons, I am hoping to offer that helping hand to felons all over the USA. 2nd Chances 4 Felons was established in 2010 by a felon for felons !! I have put blood, sweat and tears into creating this company, and website in hopes of offering help where it is greatly needed. Based on all of the positive feedback, I know that many people have been blessed by the information and assistance that has been provided by 2nd Chances 4 Felons. I hope that it continues to provide assistance with finding 2nd Chances 4 Felons.
Thank you so much for visiting this website, please be sure to:
Like us on Facebook Type 2nd Chances 4 Felons in the search engine
Follow #2C4F on Twitter (@felonsneedhelp2) & Instagram (@2ndchances4felons2c4f)
Check out the #2C4F blog www.2ndchances4felons2c4f.blogspot.com
Blessings & Prosperity to you all,
Mae Hughes #2C4FCEO, CEO & Founder of 2nd Chances 4 Felons (2C4F)
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(All of the above 3 pages & sections can be found underneath the Chat Room below the word Categories on the Forums & Discussions page)