Programs

March 1, 2019

“FareStart has changed my outlook on life,” Jeff said. “I’ve learned that you always have to be stepping forward.”

Jeff remembers the moment he decided that he needed to make a real investment in his future – when he was incarcerated. 

“I just had to do something positive,” he said. “I was in this situation and I was going to make

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January 28, 2019

Hieu graduated from the Foodservice Apprenticeship Program by FareStart
Hieu sat at a table, near Rise by FareStart, in her Foodservice Apprenticeship uniform. She was eager to talk and read more...
January 3, 2019

“I always look at the purpose of something so that I don’t get lost in the minutia of work. I think about why I’m here and focus on providing a great experience to customers. Then everything falls into place.”

Brian is always trying to learn more. He recently graduated from the FareStart Foodservice Apprenticeship Program

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January 3, 2019

“When I found out that I could go to school, do this program, get paid for it and earn school credits at the same time I knew it was a good program. I get here an hour early because I love it so much.” - Lexi

 

Youth in the FareStart Youth Culinary program have complicated lives and barriers to overcome.

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December 3, 2018

Rob was living on the streets with nothing but a duffel bag and a tarp after he was released from incarceration. He went to every resource center he could find to try and better his situation, but when he found FareStart he was housed within the same day as his interview.

He worked hard acing every

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November 20, 2018

FareStart Youth Programs, FareStart does change livesJess was 17 when she had to make a choice. Her mother had recently passed away and her father struggled with alcohol abuse. So, she stayed with friends moving from couch to couch while still trying to graduate from high school.

“My father made me feel like I was

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October 31, 2018

Zach moved back to the Seattle area after a job opportunity fell through on the East Coast. He didn’t have any prospects and found himself at YouthCare, a FareStart partner that supports youth experiencing homelessness. While

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August 31, 2018

It is no secret that the most vulnerable among us struggle with hunger, and sometimes the food available is highly processed, cold or low in nutrition. At FareStart, we think that needs to change. Through our Community Meals Program we provide healthy, warm, delicious meals

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August 31, 2018

This summer, FareStart celebrated the success of 17 youths who completed internships through our partnership with the City of Seattle in the Seattle Youth Employment Program. Twelve of them completed the internship at our Café @

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August 6, 2018

Apprentices learn real-world skills to enhance their foodservice careers

In June 2017, FareStart launched a first of its kind Foodservice Apprenticeship Program. The program gives

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