1. 1995

    Edith Cresson, then European Commissioner in charge of Research, Education and Training, presented in the White Paper "Fight against Exclusion" an initiative to promote the integration of young people without a degree. This plea will lead to the creation, two years later, of the first 2nd Chance School in France.



    As the number of E2C grew, Edith Cresson created a foundation to "accompany the process of the 2nd Chance Schools trainees in all cultural and social actions".



    The partnership between the Network of the 2nd Chance Schools and AlphaOmega gave the 2nd Chance Schools Foundation and the AlphaOmega Foundation the opportunity to develop synergies between the actors of this program (Schools, Network and Foundation).


    A new foundation, the "Edith Cresson Foundation for the 2nd Chance Schools ", under aegis of the AlphaOmega Foundation, was then created in partnership with the founding members, the Bred, the Caisse des dépôts and GDF Suez, as well as major donors such as Unibail Rodamco.


    This Foundation aims to provide financial support to the 2nd Chance Schools and the Network that unites them.