The Wellspring Second Chance Center was inspired through direct experience of its founders, as well as their work with the anti-violence conference entitled," The Spirit of Sankofa" The Violence Perspective (2006) followed by the 32 Person Lie-In Non-Violence Conference, sponsored in August 2007 by the Twin Cities Metro Anti Violence Coalition. This was a local response to a national call- to-action to combat illegal gun trafficking and possession. The aforementioned events chaired by the executive director stirred a sense of urgency to work toward reducing recidivism and address crime prevention initiatives.

Wellspring Second Chance Center’s CEO Deseria Galloway, has a Master of Social Work from the University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Social Science Degree from Central State University, Accounting and Bookkeeping Degree from Minneapolis Technical Institute. Her professional experience includes Hennepin County Human Service & Public Health in the Child Protection CBFS Unit, Child Protecting Investigations Unit, and Child Protection Investigator/First Response Unit and as a Child Protection Intern Supervisor from 1993 to present.

“Wellspring Second Chance Center’s annual gala is a way for our agency to show the positive outcomes we have achieved with a chance for the general public to support our progressive mission. We are the best chance to right some wrongs in different communities around Minnesota and be a supportive arm for those individuals who are willing to do the right thing,” said Galloway.

For more information on how to get contribute and buy tickets to the upcoming gala please visit Wellspring Second Chance at http://wellspringmn.org/contact-us

Phone: (612) 296-2895.