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October 29, 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 20, 2021

FareStart’s 29th Annual Gala Auction on Sunday, October 17 was an incredible evening, as we came together as a community to celebrate our mission to transform lives, disrupt poverty and nourish communities through food, life skills and job training. Although we could not be in a room together in person, we felt the love and support

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October 18, 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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October 13, 2021

With fall quickly approaching, I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes with you! I love the smell of pumpkins roasting in the oven and sautéing fresh spices on the stove top on a chilly fall day. It reminds me of the comfort that food brings to a home and how it brings people together.


As we head into the

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October 6, 2021

In 2018, FareStart began the journey to deepen our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) with the intention of being an organization that makes decisions that will create an equitable and just world. Our journey continues and the role of data to support

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October 5, 2021

FareStart’s mission and vision remain constant. How we do some of our work to promote personal stability and economic mobility for those we serve is changing.

COVID-19 has changed everyone’s lives. The effects of it and its variants are far reaching and will continue to pose challenges.

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September 9, 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 working to

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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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