The B5 Foundation Programs

The B5 Foundation focuses on 3 key programs reaching the San Diego area:

  • Training Program: The B5 Foundation offers our six-month culinary arts training, as well as home health care training through a partnering organization. Read more
  • College Access Mentoring: B5 offers college access mentoring for home health care workers through a partnership with UDWA. Read more
  • Sustainable Support: We offer sustaining support for more than 94,000 eligible residents in the State of California. Read more

Participants are introduced to B5F through the United Domestic Workers Union, local area schools, re-entry programs, and the large community of home health care workers. Programs are designed to create the opportunity for economic advancement.

Training Programs

The B5 Foundation operates a cutting-edge culinary arts and hospitality program to provide increased income opportunities for home health care workers, veterans, and vulnerable populations. We strive to be the leader in home health care training for high school and re-entry populations.

Our cutting-edge culinary arts and hospitality programs are projected to train 15 participants in 2017, and 30 in 2018. This provides an excellent means for increased income to those working in the home health care field. The B5 Foundation will track program participants to measure increased income with food service partners in 2017 and beyond.

Additionally, we aim to be the local leader in home health care training for high-school and re-entry populations. We are on target to provide training to a number of re-entry population members in 2018, and to increase that by adding 25 high-school students in 2019, with an additional 50 projected for 2020.

These services give disadvantaged populations a vital way to help themselves in the future, helping families to become self-supporting, and giving hope and a future to our participants as well as their families and loved ones.

College Access Mentoring

The B5 Foundation serves a catalyst for high school juniors and seniors who find college not affordable. Our unique partnership with Eastern Gateway Community Colleges creates an opportunity to receive AA degree for United Domestic Workers of America (UDWA) members and their families. We are currently in planning to develop a pilot program within San Diego county to enrich life for high-school juniors and seniors, offering them hope for a college degree where they had none.

Working with Eastern Gateway, we can support them with online degrees designed for individual needs, with programs such as an AA in Criminal Justice, Business Management, and Early Childhood Education, as well as transferrable college credits.

We also provide a no-cost Associates of Arts (AA) Degree to home health care workers. Your donation supports us increasing enrollment. This program greatly increases life through learning, and will influence the entire course of someone’s life through better education, relationships, and the other benefits of an education.

Sustainable Support

We also provide financial assistance for home health care workers in need. B5F supports home health care workers and the community through the provision of nutritious food. At the moment, we provide nearly 200 families nutritious food on a regular basis, and plan to increase that number by at least 100 families per year ongoing. Your support means families in need eat!

Get Involved!

There are several ways to get involved. We love our volunteers who do everything from serving food to helping teach students in our culinary arts training programs, to helping out with our office needs and fundraising. In addition, we can use donations of any size, small or large. The B5 Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID# 81-5259849). Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please contact us or call us at 619-814-3305 for further details!

For more information, or to support the goals of the B5 Foundation, please contact us.

Apply for the 2019 Culinary Academy!

Support B5

Donate to the B5 Foundation.
(Note: The B5 Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID# 81-5259849). Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.)

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You may contact us directly at
(619) 814-3305.

We are located at
4855 Seminole Drive,
San Diego, CA 92115
by appointment only