• 23 Restaurants Giving At-Risk Youth an Opportunity to Succeed

    2 monthes ago - By Food Tank

    Contributing Author: Caroline Fox
    New Orleans, Louisiana, is home to one of the most original food cultures in the United States. Meanwhile, the city has the largest per-capita population of young people who are not working or enrolled in school- one in five adolescents. Through food service, Father Harry Tompson worked to address the neglect, violence, and poverty in New Orleans that contribute to these disconnected youth. Father Tompson opened Café Reconcile in 1996, which runs a 12-week development program for at-risk youth with culinary, hospitality, employment, and life skill...
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