LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- A Little Rock nonprofit group is working to help people get their lives back on track, celebrated a big accomplishment Friday night.
Several students graduated from the “Food Jobs Work” program.
Most of them were once incarcerated.
They’ve undergone seven weeks of training in culinary arts, including kitchen skills and interpersonal skills, like communication and problem-solving.
One graduate says the things he learned will help him turn his life around.
“There are people here that will help you,” says LaBrian Phillips, Sr., a “Food Jobs Work” program graduate. “You have to want to help yourself though, and that’s the most important part about it. I’m gonna take what I gained from this situation and try to show someone else that they can do the same thing. And that’s what this program is about, being one big family, Our House, and helping each other come up.”
The Little Rock City Government’s “Rock City Re-Entry Program” supports this program.