The Catalyst Kitchens network is growing. Over the past several months, we've welcomed five new member organizations into our family and are excited to share more about the meaningful work these agencies are engaged in. The map below provides a snapshot of where each organization is based. We think one of the most interesting and... Continue Reading →
UMOM is Focusing Forward in 2018! Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness with innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family and individual. At UMOM New Day Centers, we use social enterprise to change lives. Helpings Café and Catering provides delicious, hand-crafted menu items, job training and hope.... Continue Reading →
Catalyst Kitchens is extremely pleased to announce that Idalia Nuñez, Life Skills Education Manager at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in Orlando, is the third recipient of the Catalyst for Change Award. Congratulations Idalia! This award recognizes an individual from the CK network whose outstanding service and dedication to empowering lives through job... Continue Reading →
Re-entry, the process of returning to society after incarceration, is a difficult road to navigate. Major questions are where to live, where to find work, what has changed in society in the time missed, basic transportation, etc. It can be an endless list of complications and hurdles. This report outlines our Member Networks' work to... Continue Reading →
I used to spend a lot of time on the phone with prisoners. “Tell me about yourself. Why are you interested in this job training program? When was the last time you were employed?” Interviewing and enrolling men and women leaving prison was a significant aspect of my role as Intake and Outreach Coordinator for... Continue Reading →
The stories of the restaurant industry's impending demise may be greatly exaggerated, but they shouldn't be ignored. We find ourselves in the proverbial woods where two paths diverge. One will take the restaurant industry down a trail of exciting new scenery, where the changing habits of Millennials will lead us all to a beautiful new... Continue Reading →
This article at Modern Restaurant Management focuses on the challenges faced by fast casual restaurants as they face off with their newest foe, the grocerant.
Business innovation and social enterprise are a natural pairing. When the aim is to do charitable work while staying in the black, sometimes the answer is to try something that nobody else has tried before. This is exactly where Will and Nancy from Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando, FL found themselves a few years... Continue Reading →