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Champions for Youth
Shining a Light on Catalyst Kitchens Youth Programming

Early employment experiences give youth exposure to the workplace and can set them on a path towards a living wage career. We are hosting a Youth and Young Adult Training Workshop in May designed for youth programs to pave the to success.

How to Manage Student Trauma with Mindfulness Practices

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April 18, 2019

For students with adverse and traumatic experiences in their past, mindfulness assists with bodily awareness, emotional regulation, pain management and relief, and in alleviating PTSD symptoms. Each morning of the Café Reconcile program, students will participate in a mindfulness exercise led by a program instructor to begin the day in a positive way.

Champions for Youth: Shining A Light on Catalyst Kitchens Youth Programming

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April 4, 2019

There are 4.9 million young people in America between 16-24 years old who are out of school or not working. That’s 1 in 7 young people that are disconnected from our economy. At the same time, we know that early employment experiences give youth exposure to the workplace and can set young people on a path towards a living wage career.

Finding the True Cost of Training

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April 1, 2019

Social enterprises' financial structures are not very clear cut: it is important to know where the business ends and the training program begins to inform your strategy and your funders. Find the true cost of the training program to identify opportunities for fundraising and business growth.

How to Grow Strong Partnerships for Your Program’s Success

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March 26, 2019

Invest in your community and watch your program thrive; neglect your community’s needs and watch your program struggle. Invest time and resources in these four major partnerships for your program's growth and longevity.

Find the Profit in Nonprofit Social Enterprise

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March 18, 2019

Foodservice has razor thin margins; add a training program and those margins become even thinner. We talk about the importance of understanding true costs and allocating training expenses to accurately calculate profits.

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