For over 20 years, FareStart has helped organizations across the country increase economic mobility for individuals furthest from opportunity and most affected by poverty, homelessness and food insecurity. Our consultants provide training, resources, technical assistance, and support to nonprofits that share a commitment to reducing poverty and hunger through food-based job training social enterprises.
Focused on Systemic Change
Our approach focuses on the symptoms as well as the root causes of poverty and food insecurity. Using system change strategies, FareStart’s consulting team supports organizations based on our proven three-part model:
Empowerment through job training: Reduce poverty through foodservice and transferable skills training, wraparound support services and meaningful career pathways
Impact through community engagement: Collaboration with local partners creating broad community impact and driving systems change
Sustainability through social enterprise: Self-generating revenue through social enterprise(s), which marries the mission of a nonprofit with market-driven business
What You Receive
In-depth, customized consulting support for your organization, community and those you serve
A community-centered approach to program design, building healthy partner ecosystems with employers and other community partners so that individuals furthest from opportunity can thrive
Support with your feasibility studies, operational planning, program design and development, identifying and building partnerships and establishing metrics for your success
Access to customized tools, workshops, training curriculum and materials
Hands-on, knowledgeable experts with over a decade of collective experience
Facilitated strategic alignment around adjustments to policies, practices, power dynamics and mindsets to ensure the efficacy of programs
Leverage Our Experience
Our consulting team has worked with over 250 clients to help their programs prepare students for gainful employment.
We have supported organizations across more than 150 communities in launching new training programs, scaling existing programs and providing professional development.
The team has applied our proven curriculum for adult and youth culinary job training programs in over 44 states and territories across the country.
Attend an Upcoming Event or Accelerator
Transferrable Skills Accelerator Designed to support and connect leaders of food service job training social enterprises. Learn more and stay tuned for Fall applications.
Train the Trainer Provides chefs and frontline instructors the tools and techniques to coach, teach and provide critical feedback to their training populations. Stay tuned for Fall applications.