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Population Served: Opportunity Youth

Kitchen of Grace

Kitchen of Grace acts as a catalyst for peace and healing in the community by offering opportunities to hire and raise up indigenous leaders through apprenticeship programs in hospitality training and business reentry.

TCK Providence, Inc.

Second Harvest’s innovative Providence programs are building lasting solutions to end hunger and poverty. Their work provides culinary, hospitality, and life skills training and opportunities to gain résumé-building work experience that changes lives one recipe at a time. Providence’s social enterprises include dining-for-a-cause restaurants, lodging, catering, and a community meals program that provides healthy, prepared … Continue reading TCK Providence, Inc.

Purple Door Coffee

Purple Door Coffee is an employment social enterprise coffee roastery in Englewood, Colorado that specializes in working with unhoused and street-connected teens and young adults to create opportunities for life change through job training and employment.

San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps

The mission of the San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps (SGVCC) is to develop and transform disadvantaged youth in the San Gabriel Valley by providing academic, vocational, and leadership development while also employing them to provide valuable services to improve their communities and the natural environment.

Conservation Corps of Long Beach

Conservation Corps of Long Beach strives to support young people in reaching their potential through work, service, conservation, and education in partnership with local, state, and federal organizations, The Corps Network, and AmeriCorps.

Covenant House California

Covenant House California (CHC) is a non-profit youth homeless shelter that provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked youth, ages 18-24. Now serving over 4,700 youth a year, CHC provides a full continuum of services to meet the physical, emotional, educational, vocational, and spiritual well-being of young people, in order to provide them with … Continue reading Covenant House California

Crossroads Campus

Crossroads Campus believes in the healing power of human-animal relationships. The employment social enterprise offers high quality pet products and grooming services, while providing paid job-training internships to young adults disconnected from work or school, or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

Juma Ventures

Juma is a national social enterprise that operates concessions businesses at sports and entertainment venues with the purpose of providing employment and soft skills training to youth from underserved communities. Alongside the job, they provide supportive services to help youth overcome barriers to permanent employment, build financial capability, and launch into career and education pathways

LA Conservation Corps

The LA Conservation Corps is a youth workforce development agency that provides paid work experience in environmentally-focused projects as well as high school education to opportunity youth, ages 18-24 years old. In addition to vocational and educational experience, youth receive professional development skills, case management, scholarships, and assistance with job placement.

MY House

MY House’s mission is to end homelessness. They operate two employment social enterprises that provide on-the-job training for young people experiencing homelessness – Gathering Grounds Café and Steamdriven Boutique.