Youth With Faces Welcomes Deidra Smith as Program Manager

Youth With Faces Welcomes Deidra Smith as Program Manager

Youth With Faces is excited to announce the hire of Deidra Smith as Program Manager. Deidra joins the team from San Diego where she was a program specialist at the San Diego Workforce Project. Her expertise includes program execution, program coordination and program design at nonprofits serving justice-impacted youth and …

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Welcome, New Board Members!

Welcome, New Board Members!

Youth With Faces is pleased to announce the addition of three new executives to the Board of Directors. Scott Becker, Vanessa Cole and Steve Petersen join a talented team of leaders who provide their expertise to ensure Youth With Faces’ success. Along with the rest of the board, these professionals …

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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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