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.


Author Panel at Orinda Books
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
276 Village Square, Orinda

Orinda Books will host a panel discussion with authors C.W. Gortner, Allie Larkin, and Adrienne McDonnell. The event will also feature refreshments. Twenty percent of all book sales that evening will benefit Project Second Chance. Register for this free event at

Booklovers' Forum
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Library

Angie Cozad, from Real Books, will be presenting some of her favorite titles for your enjoyment, and she will stay after to sell the ones that tickle your fancy. The event is free, a portion of the book sale proceeds benefits Project Second Chance, and there will be a free drawing for a bag of books.

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.

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: Back row: Kevin Thieben, Vice President & Secretary; Jill Lorenz; Stephanie Ghisletta; Lori DePole, Treasurer; Celia Lawson; and Chris Jacuzzi. Front row: Kim Van Hoesen; Susan Yahn; Peggy Perry; and Elizabeth Bognar.

PSC Board 2018

Not pictured: Terry Stinnett, President; and Lucy Edwards.