Programs

December 21, 2021

When AJ (he/him) enrolled in FareStart’s virtual Adult Culinary Program, he wasn’t sure what to expect. He knew he wanted to learn skills that would help him better understand himself and find a way out of the revolving door of incarceration and job

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December 21, 2021

In 2013, Jeff (he/him) graduated from FareStart’s Adult Culinary Program. Today, he is the co-owner of Café Racer in Capitol Hill and hopes to hire FareStart graduates as he expands his team. “As a FareStart graduate I know how valuable having a

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November 9, 2021

Daniel (he/him) came to FareStart hoping to establish a routine and set new goals for his life after a period of incarceration and struggling with substance use. The support from FareStart staff and the program’s self-empowerment curriculum helped him to carry out goal setting and personal accountability for the first time in a long time. 

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October 26, 2021

Since graduating FareStart’s Youth & Young Adult Barista Program in 2013, Jeremy (he/him) worked hard to get his GED, became a certified sailing instructor, passed his captain’s license, coached a high school sailing team, went to college for

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October 21, 2021

Over the past 20 years, FareStart’s Youth & Young Adult Barista Program has helped more than 1,000 young people access job training and assisted in over 600 job placements in customer service with local retail, food service, coffee shops and other businesses.

Early in October, FareStart combined its Youth Culinary

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October 13, 2021

Donna (she/her) entered FareStart’s Adult Culinary Program during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and is a graduate from one of the first fully virtual cohorts. After experiencing the loss of her son, as well as a period of homelessness and addiction, Donna came to FareStart

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September 8, 2021

After some inconsistent work in construction and experiencing homelessness, Omar’s (he/him) main goal was to be able to afford an apartment to create stability in his life. One evening, Omar hopped on a computer and searched ‘youth training programs,’ hoping to receive the tools he needed to have a consistent,

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September 1, 2021

FareStart believes that every individual deserves the opportunity to thrive in an equitable and just world. We remain committed to anti-racism and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). FareStart is taking steps in all areas of the organization to ensure our culture reflects these values and that we are

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August 25, 2021

Today, Dana (she, her) has her own housing, a driver’s license, a car, stable employment, savings and is building credit with her first credit card. These are no small feats considering Dana experienced a period of incarceration until March of 2021. According to Dana, “without FareStart, I wouldn’t have any

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August 4, 2021

Billy came to FareStart hoping to begin a new chapter in his life. After learning about FareStart’s Adult Culinary Program during a time when he was experiencing incarceration, he enrolled as soon as he was eligible to gain the tools the program had to offer, including life skills and job training. 

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