For those of you following the webpage, you are aware that HOHCWC delivers a 4-phase program. Each phase requires donations to keep it operating. For the last eighteen months, HOHCWC has worked closely with the Sacramento City council on how Phase 3, the Business Enterprise, could contribute to saving our community centers.
In February 2013, we will launch our HOHCWC Culinary Work Experience Program for Phase 3. Through this program, we will use the Sam C. Pannell Meadowview Community Center as our training ground. Our program will provide culinary graduates an opportunity to gain hands-on job experience preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner to be sold to the public. We are in search of a name for the café based on the cause; we would like to hear some of your suggestions. Our favorite suggestion so far is “Café Hope.” Send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, this program will provide six months outside work experience to graduating culinary students. We will collaborate on prospective job placements with hotels, retirement homes, restaurants, hospitals and cafeterias.
HOHCWC Phase 3 was designed to provide work experience for graduating culinary students and create an environment that cultivates professional growth in the workforce. Through this program, graduates will be provided the following:
• Hands-on experience within the workforce
• Experience providing professional customer service
• Professional coaching in developing confidence in work operations
• In-depth skills development in food preparation
At HOHCWC we believe:
• People of all races, cultures, and experiences can come together to pursue and achieve the common goals of spiritual, social, and economic enrichment and success for all people.
• Community members working together can effectively combat poverty, prejudice and fear through programs inspired by love, compassion, and the principle of self-help.
• Young people can have a voice in constructive change rather than being displaced by change.
• Together we can be a model for inner city renewal, education, and shared success.
These beliefs are guided by this set of core principles:
• Reconciliation – overcoming poverty, prejudice and fear
• Spirituality – teaching life’s lesson through love
• Hope – providing educational and economic opportunities for youth
• Self-Respect – developing self-worth through holistic development
• Education – learning through hands-on work
• Collaboration – working through partnerships
• Self-Efficacy – transformation through experiencing success
We need your support to make this a successful program. Without the support of generous donors, HOHCWC’s mission of transformation is just not sustainable. Please join us in changing lives, through your taxable donation of any amount. Remember, your small donation could become someone’s miracle. Start today; make a difference in someone’s life.
Watch for the Grand Opening date and location to be announced.
And if there are any future employers who would like to hire our culinary graduates for their six-month work experience, learn more about hiring them for a permanent position by contacting Margretta Cannon, or Wonda Raymond 855-222-6522. Our ultimate goal is to help our culinary grads change their lives and find personal empowerment by providing them with the tools to build a career. And to bring new life to the Sam C. Pannell Meadowview Community Center.