Toby Pendergrass opens the 13th Second Chance virtual fundraising breakfast on Thursday, April 22. “Wake up everybody. No more sleeping in bed. We got to change it, you and me. Just you and me. Yeah.” Elizabeth Jones Valderrama, Executive Director of OAR of Arlington and Alexandria, said that the goal of OAR in 50 years is to “not exist, not to be connected forever but to dismantle.” She explained that OAR has downstream services that provide alternate sentencing through community service and works with formerly incarcerated prisoners to help them reintegrate into the community and to allow them to lift up their voices. According to the Arlington Connection, "But she added that OAR also focuses on upstream services to abolish racism, to move forward in a caring, loving way and lift up the individual. “We need them to come back to the community or we’re missing out on a valuable resource.” She says folks we are connecting with are just individuals like us, moms and dads. We need everybody to support our work here until nobody needs us anymore.” Board member Skakir Cannon-Moye, who served as a guide for the online presentation, said the system is designed to fail people of color. “Anti-racism isn’t enough; we have to be pro-Black." As per Arlington Connection, "Cannon-Moye adds a gift to OAR is a gift to the whole community. Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves Arlington County and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church. OAR's mission is to provide community-managed programs aimed at restoring the individual offender as a responsible member of the community by providing alternatives to incarceration, programs to inmates, and services to ex-offenders."