Teach. Nourish. Empower.
At Liberty’s Kitchen, we help young people access futures that are healthy and sustainable, enabling them to achieve personal and economic independence in adulthood.
Liberty’s Kitchen’s Youth Development Program provides disconnected young people with workforce and life skills training to become employed and self-sufficient. We empower them in a culinary setting with the resources, tools, and the confidence to transform their lives. Our cafe located at 300 N Broad serves both as the training ground for our young people and as a means of generating revenue for our programming.
Through our School Nutrition Program, we provide undernourished school children with healthy, scratch-made meals prepared fresh onsite at their schools. By ensuring that low-income students have access to better nutrition and nutrition education in school, Liberty’s Kitchen contributes to the fight to end the epidemic of childhood obesity and increase youth achievement.
"On the surface, we are asking young people to enter a workforce training program and start a career. We are asking much more than that." Career Development Manager Harry reflects!
Not all of our students pursue a culinary career... We caught up with Nick to hear about his externship at Villalobos Rescue Center, a rescue facility for abandoned pit bulls!
Watch this beautiful video of Nadja, one of our graduates, showing us the role Liberty's Kitchen has played in her life!