Second Chance Education & Development Programs

Are you a survivor looking for a new career path?

S.C.A.R.S. is partnering with Grow With Google to provide full scholarships to eligible women survivors of domestic violence in Central Virginia. Economic self-sufficiency can be a major barrier for survivors to thrive. We are creating pathways for recovery, by equipping survivors with transferable skills, and preparing them for careers in high-paying jobs in the fast-growing fields of data analytics, digital marketing & e-commerce, project management and IT support.

In addition, you receive support and practical tips for resumes, interviews, and job searches, helping you to land a position in the technology sector.


Second Chance Grow With Google Career Training Program is open to any female survivor of domestic/intimate partner violence, 18 years or older, residing in Central Virginia.


Google Career Certificates will help you prepare for in-demand jobs through online job training, without the need for a college degree or experience. You’ll get professional training developed and taught by Google, along with the opportunity to connect with top employers that are currently hiring. Learn at your own pace and earn a professional certificate in 3 -6 months. 

* Completion of the Second Chance Prep Academy, consisting of 9 web-based courses, is required prior to beginning Google Career Certificate coursework.

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