Training Programs

MAKE Projects offers paid work experiences to low-income refugee and immigrant women and youth. Our goal is to help trainees to be job-ready and confident. Our social enterprise platform provides a real-world work environment to gain customer services skills, communicate with coworkers, and earn wages to gain financial literacy and economic stability.  

Our adult and youth programs are similar in scope but vary slightly. Youth programs are only eight weeks while adults (often with lower English literacy) have to work more hours per week and for 12 total weeks to gain a more immersive experience. Youth trainees also contribute to the quarterly MAKE Magazine to allow a deeper creative experience expressing their personal story to our MAKE Projects customer and audience base.  

However, the overall experience for both adults and youth shares a commitment by MAKE Projects staff to provide all trainees a positive, educative and nurturing environment to gain transferable soft skills to help them succeed in achieving their life goals. 

Adult Training

12-week job-readiness program that provides a paid work experience in all areas of MAKE Project’s pop-up restaurant and catering company.

MAKE Projects Kitchen Participant
Job trainee, server role at MAKE Cafe
Youth Training

8-week paid work experience in all areas of MAKE Projects’ urban farm, pop-up restaurant, and MAKE Magazine.

Youth Farmworks Interns
MAKE Projects Youth Farmworks Intern and Coordinator