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Culinary Empowerment: Nurturing Talent, Building Communities, and Fostering Leadership



At Our Community Leadership Academy, our mission is to provide a diverse array of vocational programs aimed at empowering individuals to achieve personal and professional excellence. Currently, we offer the Community Kitchen program, designed to hone culinary skills, the Community English Second Language program, facilitating language proficiency, and the Community Computer Learning Programs, fostering digital literacy. Through our comprehensive offerings, we strive to cultivate a dynamic learning environment that equips our community members with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in their chosen fields, fostering leadership and success in every endeavor.






Our Community Kitchen Program aims to address hunger by providing economically disadvantaged adults with the necessary job skills for self-sufficiency. Through a 10-week culinary job-training program, participants learn basic kitchen and cooking, food safety, and job readiness skills. The program, taught by a team of professionals, not only benefits the students but also serves the community through meal distributions and catering services. 

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Published: 6:17 PM EDT March 24, 2022

'Using food as a powerful tool' | Community Kitchen Program in Charlotte gives everyone a chance. Servesafe certifies employees for the restaurant industry. 

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CLA is a qualified Charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Monday - Friday 9:00 am  - 2:00 pm 
 3601 Central Ave,  Charlotte, NC 28205
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