Job Training Programs serves a dual need: to improve the long-term health outcomes for underserved youth by providing rewarding and hands-on garden and kitchen-based education.
Our goal is to provide young people who face barriers to entering the workforce with practical tools and work experience to better prepare them for future employment and financial self-sufficiency.
A year-round, part-time position for San Francisco youth 18-24 to refine their work readiness skills (communication, teamwork, leadership, work ethic, and problem-solving), explore different career paths (in education, agriculture, and the culinary arts), and begin building a professional network.
An after-school job-training program for high-school students. Youth develop their communication, time-management, conflict resolution, personal responsibility, and adaptability skills while learning to cook, garden, and develop products (natural plant-dyed textiles, medicinal salves, salad-dressings) to sell at local farmers’ markets.
An intensive part-time summer job for high-school students. Youth follow a culinary school model to become certified to work in commercial kitchens while also learning how to ecologically grow nutritious food and medicinal herbs. Youth also work on a line of value-added products which are then sold at local farmers’ markets.