Nicole Jacks Joins the Board of Directors to Advocate for Second Chances

Nicole Jacks Joins the Board of Directors to Advocate for Second Chances

Throughout her professional career, managers consistently told Nicole Jacks one of her best strengths is her ability to find solutions to problems regardless of the circumstances. She was able to lean on those skills when she went into labor. Turned away from the hospital because she wasn’t far enough along for admission, …

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#RealityCheckIt Campaign Elevates Critical Issues

#RealityCheckIt Campaign Elevates Critical Issues

Recently, Youth With Faces was selected as a #RealityCheckIt nonprofit partner. #RealityCheckIt is a social media campaign designed and launched by the Phillips Foundation to help nonprofit organizations raise awareness and support for their causes. In times of crisis, the work of nonprofits becomes increasingly essential alongside growing sets of challenges. Through a …

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Our Love and Gratitude for Leslie Baker

Our Love and Gratitude for Leslie Baker

On May 25, 2020, Leslie Baker, a beautiful and vigorous soul was tragically taken from this world. She will be remembered for her countless acts of kindness including sharing her time and talents to support so many nonprofits in our community. Leslie made it her lifelong mission to give back to her …

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Culinary Interns Shine at Chefs For Farmers

Culinary Interns Shine at Chefs For Farmers

It’s been a wonderful year filled with new opportunities for youth in the juvenile justice system. Through programs like Career Readiness, Culinary Arts, PREP Dog Training and Welding Technology, Youth With Faces participants learn career and life skills that set them on a path toward a positive and self-sufficient future. …

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Remembering Michael MacAdams

Remembering Michael MacAdams

Michael “Mac” MacAdams was an integral leader for Youth With Faces for more than five years, serving as our Board Chairman, steward and chief advocate. He truly personified selfless devotion to our students, staff and the community – instilling the values and commitment to community that the organization strives to achieve every day. …

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Meet Community Change Maker Franchesca Nor

Meet Community Change Maker Franchesca Nor

Youth With Faces volunteer and Dive Coastal Cuisine Owner Franchesca Nor was featured as a Community Change Maker on local television network CW33. We hope you’ll take a moment to learn about her work with Youth With Faces students here. You can meet Franchesca at this year’s Chefs For Farmers food …

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Spring Graduates Gain Industry Certifications

Spring Graduates Gain Industry Certifications

We are halfway through the year and excited for what’s in store for Youth With Faces graduates. Last week, several young men in our Culinary Arts program completed the eight-week long course and also received the National Restaurant Association’s Food Handler Certificate. To celebrate the occasion, the young men and …

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New Greenhouse Will Help Youth Grow

New Greenhouse Will Help Youth Grow

Youth With Faces is planting seeds for success with a new greenhouse and urban farm to support our culinary and horticulture training for youth in the juvenile justice system. We are currently in the planning phase, working with builders and local horticulturists to design the greenhouse and growing fields that …

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Top Chefs Mentor Youth With Faces Students

Farm-to-Table Dinner Raised Funds for Youth With Faces Programs

Top Chefs Mentor Youth With Faces Students

Chefs from some of Dallas’ most popular restaurants mentored Youth With Faces Culinary Arts students at Field & Vine on May 6. The farm-to-table dinner raised more than $50,000 to benefit Youth With Faces programs that serve young men and women in the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Department. The event …

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Your Votes are Changing Lives

Your Votes are Changing Lives

Thank You for Supporting Youth With Faces! We appreciate all of our supporters who voted for Youth With Faces during the daily One Up the Vote social media competition in October. We are honored to have received the grand prize that will help launch our new catering enterprise. We are …

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