Carlton “CJ” Jessup

I started the 2nd Chance Project in June of 2020, in response to the unrest that was happening in my community in South Minneapolis. My vision was to provide housing, role model support, and structure to individuals coming out of state hospitals and prisons.
I’m originally from Chicago, IL but moved to Minnesota with my 3 sons in 2006. Since being here I have worked with various community organizations in providing opportunities for individuals who needed help.
Currently, my project is operating out of the Radisson hotel in Brooklyn Center MN. Since starting the hotel to home program, we have decreased crime and other concerns that has continued to damage our communities. Not only do we house the individuals who are homeless, we provide real life 2nd Chance opportunities to individuals and families who have faced hard times.