Workshop: Bay Area reflects a commitment to the ideas of equitable growth within the Bay Area. In partnership with REDF, the region has the opportunity to incorporate an innovative and sustainable approach to employment training into its workforce system. This approach endeavors to connect those facing high barriers with employment and research shows that it also benefits society as a whole. By understanding the city’s context and points of entry into the workforce, social enterprises can offer an effective pathway into economic well-being and self-sufficiency for the formerly incarcerated, homeless and mentally ill individuals, and opportunity youth.
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Berkeley may remove criminal checks in housing applications, angering landlords
Berkeley is introducing legislation that would eliminate housing barriers for people who have struggled since leaving prison to find a place to rent. The ordinance — the first of its kind in the state — removes criminal background checks for most rental units throughout the city.
This Oakland Catering Company Is Changing Lives Of Local Youths // Presented by BuzzFeed & Hyundai
Redefining possible is at the heart of everything we do: https://hyundaius.co/2wjSuGA For more info on The Town Kitchen, check out their website: https://www.thetownkitchen.com/
Great Big Story
Helping the Homeless Through Farm-to-Table Training
There's a San Francisco garden growing more than just produce. In a city plagued by homelessness, the Farming Hope Initiative offers urban farming and cooking...
Warriors Sign on Local Food Vendors for New Chase Center
Soul food, Filipino fare, and dumplings can all be found in the new Chase Center.
Making Good Old Skool Cafe
Do you think you'd have what it takes to work in our kitchen? Could you keep up with our youth as they work in our busy dining room? Would you be brave enough to sing from our stage? Comedian Kirby Heyborne took up the challenge and spent a few days working alongside our youth at Old Skool Cafe. Will he make the cut? Watch and find out!
No burners, no ovens: San Francisco's next $200 tasting menu restaurant Osito promises all live fire
Stowaway hopes to staff Osito, which means “little bear” in Spanish and was his nickname at Bar Agricole, with the formerly incarcerated, at-risk youth or people recently out of rehab through nonprofits such as Old Skool Cafe in the Bayview.