Programs

January 6, 2020

FareStart’s youth programs have grown over the years because the underlying causes of youth poverty and homelessness continue to be a big challenge for the community, and the needs of many young people are still going unmet – the need for a new beginning. 

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November 27, 2019

The Rainier Club is a downtown social club in the heart of Seattle that has roots going back to before Washington was even a state. 

The club houses a restaurant, two different bars, outdoor dining and 11 banquet rooms. The kitchen that produces all of the food is also the workplace of several FareStart Adult Culinary Program

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October 30, 2019

Adult Culinary Program students work hard on both their knife skills and on themselves while they’re at FareStart. One of the important tools for self-work is a gratitude journal.

During life skills classes, students fill out a grateful sheet. The first three

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October 10, 2019

Watch the video one of our inspiring Adult Culinary graduates, Dani. She reminds us every day of what all of us working together can achieve. Dani told us about her journey from treatment to FareStart to a management

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October 7, 2019

Chef Laura poses in front of the FareStart Restaurant grill.Chef Laura was showing a student how to get the grill prepared for the fish dish they were prepping and held up a finger to ask for a minute. She made sure he understood and then sat at the community table in the FareStart Restaurant.

“Thanks for waiting,” she said. She turned

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October 7, 2019

It was another incredible Gala event as the FareStart community of donors, volunteers and supporters celebrated the accomplishments of our students and apprentices in style. Because of the overwhelming support, our participants can continue with their journey towards a brighter future.

The FareStart community raised over $2

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October 4, 2019

“I was on the street for almost five years,” David said. “In March of 2018, I had another serious heart attack. That was nearly it for me. But I knew that I had more to give. I couldn’t let that be it for me.”

David was struggling with addiction and

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August 29, 2019

Youth intern prepares sandwiches during the summer program.

Our youth programs, Youth & Young Adult Barista and Youth Culinary, give young people a chance to choose their own path. Our students are facing poverty, homelessness and other barriers in their lives and have specific needs that

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August 26, 2019

Joel couldn’t keep a smile off his face as he started talking about his experience at FareStart. He graduated in February of 2019 and has been working ever since.

“I heard about this program from my school,” he said. “I heard that I can learn how to cook, and I love

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July 26, 2019

Louis, a high school student, graduated from FareStart’s Youth Culinary Program this spring even though he had an extra challenge other students didn’t have – Louis was the one and only student in the morning cohort, as his would-be classmates had dropped out of the program.

The 8-week training program is usually made up of

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