CTA's Second Chance Program transforms lives by offering jobs, training, and hope to over 1,800 Chicago residents re-entering the workforce.

CTA’s Second Chance Program is a nationally recognized program that provides valuable job skills and career opportunities to Chicago residents who often face challenges re-entering the workforce.

The Second Chance Program takes a holistic approach to preparing individuals to be self-sufficient. It not only provides jobs to returning citizens, victims of abuse and others who face barriers to employment, but also offers a wide range of training, education, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Since 2011, the program has doubled in size to become one of the largest re-entry programs in the country. So far, more than 1,800 Chicagoans have participated—gaining experience they might not have received elsewhere. More than 500 Second Chance participants have been hired permanently by CTA, with many others moving on to private-sector jobs.

The program has helped hundreds of people turn their lives around and provide for their families.

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