Meet Community Change Maker Franchesca Nor

Meet Community Change Maker Franchesca Nor

Youth With Faces volunteer and Dive Coastal Cuisine Owner Franchesca Nor was featured as a Community Change Maker on local television network CW33. We hope you’ll take a moment to learn about her work with Youth With Faces students here. You can meet Franchesca at this year’s Chefs For Farmers food …

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Youth Keep Busy this Summer with Four-Legged Friends

Youth Keep Busy this Summer with Four-Legged Friends

Young men residing in the Dallas County Juvenile Department have stayed busy this summer in Youth With Faces’ PREP Dog Training program. PREP stands for Patience, Responsibility, Empathy and Partnership, which is the focus of the course that offers hands-on training in gentle leadership. Two young men ages 12-17 are paired with …

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Spring Graduates Return to their Communities with Professional Restaurant Experience

Spring Graduates Return to their Communities with Professional Restaurant Experience

We are halfway through the year and excited for what’s in store for Youth With Faces graduates. Last week, several young men in our Culinary Arts program completed the eight-week long course and also received the National Restaurant Association’s Food Handler Certificate. To celebrate the occasion, the young men and …

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New Greenhouse Will Help Youth Grow

New Greenhouse Will Help Youth Grow

Youth With Faces is planting seeds for success with a new greenhouse and urban farm to support our culinary and horticulture training for youth in the juvenile justice system. We are currently in the planning phase, working with builders and local horticulturists to design the greenhouse and growing fields that …

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Top Chefs Mentor Youth With Faces Students

Farm-to-Table Dinner Raised Funds for Youth With Faces Programs

Top Chefs Mentor Youth With Faces Students

Chefs from some of Dallas’ most popular restaurants mentored Youth With Faces Culinary Arts students at Field & Vine on May 6. The farm-to-table dinner raised more than $50,000 to benefit Youth With Faces programs that serve young men and women in the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Department. The event …

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Your Votes are Changing Lives

Your Votes are Changing Lives

Thank You for Supporting Youth With Faces! We appreciate all of our supporters who voted for Youth With Faces during the daily One Up the Vote social media competition in October. We are honored to have received the grand prize that will help launch our new catering enterprise. We are …

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Your Vote Counts

One Up the Vote Runs September 27 - October 26

Your Vote Counts

Our kids are counting on your vote! With your help, we can grow our Culinary Arts program with a catering enterprise that will provide paid internships for our youth. As a United Way of Metropolitan Dallas GroundFloor fellow, Youth With Faces is competing in the One Up the Vote social …

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Jason Speede Helps Youth View Life’s Challenges as Learning Opportunities

Jason Speede Helps Youth View Life’s Challenges as Learning Opportunities

Retired Sergeant Major Jason Speede joined Youth With Faces in late 2016. As Director of Operations, Jason oversees the day-to-day function of our organization as well as developing curriculum and partnerships to grow our impact working with at-risk youth. Jason spent 23 years in the Army where he retired as …

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United Way Funds Pathways to Education

United Way Funds Pathways to Education

When most young men and women are released from the juvenile justice system, their job prospects are slim. They are so slim, in fact, that only 19 percent find employment upon release. At Youth With Faces, we are changing this statistic for the at-risk youth in our program with help …

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Cooking Up Change

Culinary Program Teaches Skills For Life

Cooking Up Change

On a warm Friday night in July, one of Dallas’ most popular restaurants is bustling with diners enjoying the latest culinary trends. Single-source goat cheese and biscuit-crusted fish are just some of the delectable dishes featured on Café Momentum’s summer menu. But that’s not all that is special about this …

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