Project Second Chance Inc.

What is PSC, Inc.?

PSC, Inc. is the program’s 501(c)3 nonprofit fundraising and advocacy board and is responsible for raising money for day-to-day operations. Its mission is to develop financial resources and promote public awareness to support the free adult reading program of Project Second Chance. The revenue raised through fundraisers helps pay for staff, tutor training, workshops, instructional materials, and much more.


Men of Mystery: Author Panel & Book Signing

Thursday, September 28, 6 - 8 p.m., Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library (1644 N. Broadway) 
*Men of Mystery will feature a lively panel discussion with Bay Area mystery writers Tony Broadbent, author of the Smoke series about a Cockney cat burglar in post-war London who is blackmailed into working for MI5; David Corbett, a former San Francisco Private Investigator turned crime writer, whose work has been praised by Lee Child, Michael Connelly, and more; and Kirk Russell, author of numerous thrillers and crime novels, and whose book Dead Game was named one of the top ten crime novels of 2005 by the American Library Association.  
There will be a delicious array of hors d'oeuvres and desserts; a silent auction for four nights at an ocean view condo in Aptos; and a raffle featuring wine, restaurant gift cards, bags of books, and more! Further, the authors will be available for book signing after the discussion. 
Tickets are $25 for general seating and $50 for priority seating. Priority seating is limited and includes includes a wine and chocolate gift bag valued at over $40.
To purchase by credit card, visit the Eventbrite site or make your check payable to Project Second Chance, Inc. and mail to 1750 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. All tickets are advance purchase only.
All proceeds will benefit Project Second Chance, the Contra Costa County Library's adult literacy program. For more information, please call (925) 927-3250.

Ways to Support PSC

  • Donate Your Money
    This is the easiest donation of all, with these options:

      – Mail a check to PSC, Inc., 1750 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
      – Use your credit card at the PSC, Inc. blog at PSC Fundraising, or from the library donation’s page select "Make a Donation to PSC"

  • Donate Through Your Employer
    Does your place of employment have a matching program or a charitable giving campaign through which you can make a pledge to the nonprofit organization of your choice? If yes, please consider designating Project Second Chance to be the recipient of your gift. Call the PSC office if you need any information when filling out the forms.

  • Donate Your Time
    There are currently openings on the PSC, Inc. Board, so please let us know if you would like to join. This creative, fun-loving, dedicated group meets from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Project Second Chance office in Pleasant Hill.
  • Donate Your Ticket
    Every tiny ticket counts! Donate BART tickets that have small amounts remaining on them to PSC. We use the proceeds to purchase workbooks and other materials for our students.

Project Second Chance, Inc. Board Members

Thank you to our dedicated Board members, who volunteer countless hours to raise funds and advocate for Project Second Chance: Elizabeth Bognar; Lori DePole, Treasurer; Lucy Edwards; Stephanie Ghisletta; Chris Jacuzzi; Celia Lawson; Gladys Leeks; Jill Lorenz; Peggy Perry; Sherry Sankey; Terry Stinnett, President; Kevin Thieben, Vice President & Secretary; Kim Van Hoesen; Jeanne Wolf; and Susan Yahn.

Not pictured: Elizabeth Bognar, Lori DePole, Lucy Edwards, Gladys Leeks, and Jeanne Wolf.