Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), a national non-profit that guides underserved high school students toward culinary careers, is proud to announce it was selected as one of only two New York City non-profit organizations to receive the prestigious Neighborhood Builders® award from Bank of America.
As a Neighborhood Builder awardee, C-CAP will receive $200,000 in flexible funding, leadership development for the organization’s president and an additional emerging leader, and the opportunity to connect to a network of peer organizations.
The generous support will allow C-CAP to look strategically at how best to expand its reach, introduce more underserved high school students to a dynamic career path, and support them along their journey. As a result, Bank of America is adding support to the local economy and the quality of life for C-CAP students, their families, and communities, while also helping strengthen the network of nonprofit leadership.
Co-chaired by chef, author, and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is a national non-profit that educates and guides underserved high school students toward a bright future. With its holistic approach to culinary training and career exploration, C-CAP prepares students for the workplace through chef mentoring, field trips, job shadows, work experience and job skills, and college and career advising. Founded in 1990 by culinary educator and cookbook author Richard Grausman, C-CAP impacts over 17,000 students a year, and countless C-CAP alumni work throughout the country and are guiding the future leaders of the culinary and hospitality industry.