Thank you for helping us surpass our Giving Tuesday goal of $25,000. We raised $32,570, and are continuing to fundraise for our goals, such as:
Building capacity by hosting culinary internships in partnership with Carlos Rosario International School
Hiring a full-time culinary education teacher for PK-5th grade
Hosting bilingual Serv-Safe trainings for adults in the food service industry
You can help by donating to our efforts HERE
Food is Fundamental At DC Bilingual Public Charter School
As a part of our building modernization during the Summer of 2018, we will build a Community Kitchen – a hub for school food production and bilingual culinary education for our students, families and local community. Our Community Kitchen will not only be used to create high quality, nutritious meals for students, but also serve as a site for job development, workshops, and events.
Meals produced within the DCB Kitchen each year
New jobs created for DCB families, near their children
Saved by using a dishwasher versus paper goods
of trash eliminated through in-house meal production
Our Plans & Timeline:
Fall 2017 Board of Directors, PTA, staff, and community members work together to develop and implement a fundraising strategy and plan of action for Community Kitchen.
Spring 2018 DCB community continues to fundraise for the Community Kitchen. Partnerships defined with local organizations to support operation of the Community Kitchen, such as Carlos Rosario, DC Central Kitchen, and DC Greens.
Summer 2018 DCB undergoes school-wide modernization project, including the build-out of the Community Kitchen. DCB partners with local organizations and businesses in the industry to hire and train community kitchen staff.
Fall 2018 DCB Community Kitchen opens its doors to serve our students. Quarterly Community Meals commence in Nov/Dec to invite families and neighbors to experience the project. Spring 2019 DCB Community Kitchen launches adult education workshops during evenings and weekends.
Want to find out more? Email Our Director of Food & Wellness, Lola Bloom
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