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Ammon Foundation donates to Elijah’ Promise to support culinary student in addiction recovery

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Chef Aaron Vannetta, second from left, instructs students at Promise Culinary School.
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NEW BRUNSWICK – The Ammon Foundation of Linden, the philanthropic arm of Ammon Labs, will help fund the tuition of an individual in addiction recovery enrolled at Elijah’s Promise’s culinary school this summer. The scholarship grant fulfills a mission of both organizations to help change the lives of underserved and at-risk individuals.

“It is a great honor to partner (with Elijah’s Promise) and be able to offer a full scholarship to an individual in recovery to attend the culinary school,” said Paula Figueroa-Vega, Director of Scholarship Programs for the Ammon Foundation. “We are certain this is the kind of opportunity that opens doors to employment.”

“The grant of $2,600 will fund half the tuition for a student attending either the culinary program or the baking and pastry program at Promise Culinary School. Elijah’s Promise will match the grant through its fundraising for the culinary school,” said Executive Director Michelle Wilson.

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“We are immensely grateful to the Ammon Foundation for its generosity in helping to support a culinary student at our school,” Wilson said. “Our motto is ‘Food Changes Lives,’ and nothing could be more life-changing than the opportunity to learn professional career skills for the food and restaurant industries.”

The scholarship will be designated for student in addiction recovery, who will begin the next session at Promise Culinary School in July. Applications will be accepted until June 1st with a selection expected by June 15th. For information on applying for this award, email pearl.thompson@elijahspromise.org  For information on Ammon Foundation scholarships, visit http://ammonfoundation.org/scholarships-3/

Founded in 1997, Promise Culinary School is a state-certified vocational program offering training for careers in the food and restaurant industries with a focus on providing opportunities for un- and underemployed people.  The school has graduated more than 1,000 individuals in the culinary arts, with over 86 percent finding sustained employment in their chosen culinary field. The diverse student body is taught by professionals with decades of teaching and field experience.

For more information concerning Promise Culinary School, contact Pearl Thompson, Promise Culinary School Director, at (732) 545-9002 ext. 113 or pearl.thompson@elijahspromise.org, or visit our website at www.promiseculinary.org.

 

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