Parris and Christapher Pitch Food Start-ups to First National Bank

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”4168″ img_size=”400×400″ onclick=”link_image” css=”.vc_custom_1535337387596{margin-left: 1px !important;padding-right: 5px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”4169″ img_size=”305×305″ onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1535679802579{padding-top: 20px !important;}”]CWTP participants, Parris and Christapher had an opportunity to share their food dreams with the members of the First National Bank Community Leaders Program. For weeks, the participants created business plans, researched the target market, completed competitive analysis and…

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Culinary Workforce Training Program Cohort 4 Takes Off!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_media_grid grid_id=”vc_gid:1533056629341-355c722c-d984-5″ include=”4093,4098,4096,4097,4094,4099″][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cohort four welcomes five new participants; Ray, Parris, Christapher, Stacy and Kim. For the next 15 weeks, they will participate in culinary skills training, engage in workforce development and gain experience through internship. In this cohort, we are updating the curriculum to provide more hands-on opportunities to learn about food systems, food waste…

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No Matter How You Slice It, Suzan’s Sweet Potato Pie Keeps Growing

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_media_grid grid_id=”vc_gid:1533059353533-aaf44557-fc5e-0″ include=”4101,4102,4103″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Velma Mackey has made tremendous strides since starting her business, Suzan’s Sweet Potato Pie. When Velma first began her journey, she was selling her pies to friends and family. Most of her business came through word of mouth and slowly, it began to spread through the community. Experiencing some success, Velma was compelled…

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Tired Moccasins Adventure With Milkweed

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1529701027648{padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”] You may have never heard of them but in the heart of the city lies a special group of Elders who call themselves the Tired Moccasins. Made up of Native American or tribal heritage, these seniors participate in the Senior Center Program at the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition (NUIHC). Among…

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Lamar & Kasandra Move On To Next Steps

Lamar and Kasandra may have completed the culinary portion of the Culinary Workforce Training Program but they aren’t finished yet. Both participants transitioned from the kitchen to the classroom as they worked on job readiness skills. These skills included refreshing resumes, interviewing techniques and general best practices within the workplace. After completing workforce development training,…

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NMEP Powers Youth Programming

  Summer is a busy time for No More Empty Pots as we embark on adventures with youth programming. From youth to teens, NMEP provides engaging and educational activities about healthy food, local food system, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), career exploration and teamwork. Here are just a few things Omaha’s youth have been…

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