Give to Second Chances



At North Lawndale Employment Network, we believe second chances help everyone.

Each donation made to NLEN generates returns to society in the form of:

  • Taxable wages and benefits
  • Reduced dependence on food assistance, housing subsidies, and other aid programs
  • Lower rates of recidivism, which means fewer property crimes, as well as reduced trial costs and prison/jail operating costs

Our clients turn their lives around. Employers get trained and dedicated employees who are ready to work. And society as a whole benefits.


Can’t make a donation but still want to support NLEN? Send a portion of your online purchases back to NLEN using Giving Assistant and AmazonSmile.

Giving Assistant: shop online at any one of 1700+ popular online retailers like eBay, Bed Bath & Beyond, and JC Penney. You’ll earn cash back, and you can choose to donate a percentage of that cash back to us! Let’s change the world together—one purchase at a time.Network

For Amazon Shoppers: For every qualifying Amazon purchase, Amazon Smile will donate .5% of the price to North Lawndale Employment Network.

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