Building Professionals


Motivation For Success

Primed & Prepped provides youth of color ages 14 to 24 with the support to breakdown employment barriers and enhance leadership skills. This program focuses on hospitality management and culinary arts to grow into an internship and job.



Start with the Basics



Wednesdays from 4:00-6:30pm

Students focus on career awareness learning professional job skills for any career.

   •  Self-esteem
   •  Life skills
   •  Career awareness
   •  Job readiness



Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:00-6:30pm

Students experience the industry by preparing healthy meals.

   •  Kitchen Arts & Science
   •  Knife Skills
   •  Serv Safe Certification
   •  Introduction to the Hospitality Management Industry

Opportunity Awaits

Internships are a gateway to higher education and entry level jobs in the hospitality and culinary arts industry preparing students for entry level positions as bus boys, dishwashers, line and prep cooks.

Contact Us

Crystal Abasolo

Director of Workforce Development

(415) 666-9617

Crystal helps youth in our community to experience new things and broaden their horizons while giving them an emotional and physical safe

Contact Us

Demetrius Durham

Associate Executive Director and Senior Director of Transition, Re-engagement, and Employment Services

(415) 822-4240

Demetrius' passion is shown by the many personal, professional, and economic opportunities created by his department each year.

Workforce Development

From workshops in professional etiquette and communication to drop-in resume writing support to intensive vocational training, we help young people become self-sufficient adults. We incorporate wraparound services and case management to provide participants with the skills and resiliency they need to succeed.