|Program type||Weekday, Summer, Weekend, After School|
|Meets||35 Hours+ During The Week|
We use the food truck workplace to run a 1-year Fellowship for young people returning home from jail/prison so they can obtain preferred employment and educational opportunities.
Drive Change is a fellowship opportunity that combines workplace experience and continued education to build skills, generate exposure, and infuse youth with a sense of self-worth. Our fellows learn to prepare and serve delicious, scratch-made meals with a side of social justice.
The fellowship has three phases:
Training Phase - Fellows earn their Food Handler and Safety License (DOHMH Credential) and Mobile Vendor License (DOHMH Credential). They go through rigorous hospitality and culinary training performed by Drive Change coaches.
Employment Phase - Fellows work on our food truck in rotating jobs: Cashier, Head Chef, Customer Service Attendant, and Manager. Fellows attend professional lead courses in Social Media, Marketing, Money Management, and Small Business Development.
Internship Phase - Fellows work for four months in another work environment and are required to continue their professional development courses at Drive Change.
Meals are prepared in our kitchen in Brooklyn and served off our award-winning food truck, Snowday, all over New York City. Our food truck is the only truck that serves farm-fresh food made from scratch in NYC. We won the Vendy Cup for best food truck in NYC 2015.