Project Renewal's Culinary Arts Training Program a Top 10 in Innovative Nonprofit Awards

…Project Renewal’s Culinary Arts Training Program honored for success

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Mayor Bloomberg announces CATP innovation finalist

By: Mitchell Netburn, President & CEO

I am proud that our Culinary Arts Training Program was selected by the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity as a Top 10 Finalist for the first annual Innovative Nonprofit Awards.  At an awards ceremony with Mayor Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion, Project Renewal and nine other nonprofits were recognized for their impact in breaking the cycle of poverty.  The Mayor cited our innovative approaches and evidence-based practices that help clients train for and secure jobs in the food service industry.

Congratulations to CATP Director and Founder Barbara Hughes, to Executive Chef Anthony O’Connor, and to all the staff and program graduates who have proven the program’s success over 17 years.

“The finalists stand out for making use of best practices and for representing a new way of doing business that can contribute to reducing poverty in New York City.

NYC Innovative Nonprofit Awards recognize community partners who have used data analysis to achieve excellence, while also encouraging other nonprofits to innovate and compete.”

-Mayor Michael Bloomberg

The Center for Economic Opportunity spotlighted CATP for innovation and impact training homeless men and women for jobs in food service.

  • 1,279 men and women with transformed lives and hope for the future
  • Graduates earn an average hourly wage of $9.75
  • Despite high barriers, 80% of graduates are placed in jobs

Please support this outstanding program by joining me at our annual Gala or making a gift today.  Your support will put more CATP graduates on the path to jobs and financial security.

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