Programs

June 28, 2019

Homelessness isn’t just a state of being without a place to live, it often means isolation, loss of family and friends and trauma. People experiencing homelessness or poverty can become stuck in survival mode and things like self-care or tomorrow get set on the back burner. Getting back to a place where they can think about doing more

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June 28, 2019

Josh had experience in the food industry, but he knew he needed something more than that to get to where he wanted to be.

“I worked at this Italian restaurant,” he said. “It was a tourist place near Mount Rushmore. I also worked at this fusion Japanese place too, but I wanted something more. I wanted to challenge myself.”

Josh

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June 28, 2019

“Without FareStart, I’d still be a tumbleweed. I didn’t have a foundation on which to build, but Life Skills class taught me about having a power team and staying in my own lane.”

For many of our students, enrolling at FareStart is a way to pause, reflect and reset. Some are coming in from incarceration while others are fighting homelessness

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June 27, 2019

Ben poses with his fellow graduates of the Foodservice Apprenticeship program. Ben (on the far right) poses with his fellow graduates of the Foodservice Apprenticeship Program. 

Ben spent the last few years as a kitchen manager at a local charity. He had learned his cooking skills on the job and was helping

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June 3, 2019

It’s graduation season and students are getting ready to toss their caps in the air and go off to their summer. Here at FareStart, it is always graduation season. We have weekly graduations for our Adult Culinary students, graduations every couple of months for our Youth Programs

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June 3, 2019

As the summer approaches, we wanted to let you know about a few unique opportunities we have coming up.

Special volunteer opportunity

It is time for gleaning! The season of harvest is starting in June and July and there are great opportunities for families or

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June 3, 2019

Poverty is a complicated issue and when you add the complex needs of youth and young adults into the mix, you need the right expertise to be effective. FareStart’s team of dedicated professionals are specialists in working with youth and young adults, and we partner with organizations

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May 6, 2019

Our Foodservice Apprenticeship Program gives people the skills they need to take the next step in their career. Apprentices learn skills geared towards their chosen pathway – server, line cook, catering cook or catering captain. Along the way, they

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April 25, 2019

Cameka had never been very motivated in school and her attendance reflected this. That is until she heard about FareStart's Youth Culinary Program, operated in partnership with Seattle Public School's Interagency Academy. Being able to earn high school credit and a stipend, while learning new skills,

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March 27, 2019

Tennessee holds up an auction item at our annual gala event.The FareStart Adult Culinary Program is a place for people to take an honest look at the direction they are going and make a decision to move forward out of poverty, homelessness or hopelessness. No one exemplifies that reset and pivot

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