The B5 Foundation Programs
The B5 Foundation focuses on 3 key programs reaching the San Diego area:
- Training Program: The B5 Foundation offers our twelve-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 (food assistance) for eligible residents in San Diego County. 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.
Our cutting-edge culinary arts and hospitality programs have trained 66 participants since inception. 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.
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.
We also provide food assistance for home health care workers and other vulnerable people in need. At the moment, we provide nearly 200 families nutritious food on a monthly basis. Your support means families in need eat!
In 2019, we are partnering to deliver over $200,000 in resources to families that experienced loss during the Camp Fire.
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) 581-0449 for further details!
For more information, or to support the goals of the B5 Foundation, please contact us.