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Common Grounds Food Service Training to Employment Program

Posted on July 30, 2018

Common Grounds Food Service Training to Employment Program enrolling

The Common Grounds Food Service Training to Employment Program (Common Grounds) is a free, 14-week culinary and work skills program hosted by Manna on Main Street, Lansdale.

Trainees engage in experiential learning, contributing to food production in Manna’s mission-driven kitchen and service of Manna’s Common Grounds Café and Catering Program. Classroom instruction in food service and employment competencies furthers skill development, with social services provided based on trainees’ needs. All trainees graduate with the goal of securing food service employment and a successful, sustainable career. Trainees represent individuals living in economic instability who have made the commitment to invest in themselves and their future.

Interested in Joining Common Grounds? Please visit here for the application & information. Send your completed application to Sue Jurina, the Common Grounds Recruitment & Student Affairs Coordinator. Once received, she will contact you to review your application. Any questions? Sue can be reached by email here or by calling 215.855.5454.

The training program will begin with a Challenge Week (interview): August 6-8, 2018, with the program operating August 13-November 15, 2018; 6 trainees will be accepted. This program is offered year-round, with open enrollment every seven weeks.

Common Grounds Training Program


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