Things to Look Forward to

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Join our team, support our partners, and build connections with neighbors at upcoming events! Here is all the exciting and creative programming coming to your neighborhood.


Upcoming Workshops

Here are a list of upcoming programs from our team at Mandela Partners. Our team organizes platforms for the community, organizers, and people interested in food equity and food business development. Our programs aim to raise awareness, amplify our community-led food access, assist with livelihood strategies, and reinvest funds into local food systems. 


Food Business Pathways Workshop

Every Thursday, September 22, 2022 – October 27, 2022⁠

Mandela's 6-week Food Business Pathways workshop series is for early-stage or aspiring food businesses accepting applications for Fall 2022! Join us to:

  • Solidify your business concept and long-term goals.

  • Gain confidence in making decisions for your business.

  • Begin building out a business plan with coaching support.

  • Connect with a cohort of other small food businesses.


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Food Business Pathway Program Graduate 

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Nourished Neighbors: Redefining Health

Every Thursday, September 1, 2022, through October 6, 2022⁠

⁠Nourished Neighbors welcomes you to the Redefining Health workshop series 🌸✌🏽 every Thursday at Ashland Place's Community Room.

Redefining Health invites you to be authentic, bold, and confident as we lead you through our workshop topics of mental, physical, and emotional wellness. Our approach will expand your understanding of health, self, and community. We will equip you with daily exercises to practice, stress management techniques, and nutrition education to guide you on your wellness journey. ⁠

This workshop requires critical self-introspection and is worthwhile. There will be laughter, tears, and food, and most importantly, there will be growth at the end. ⁠

We welcome all ages 18+ and all cultures. If you're interested in signing up or have questions about this workshop series, please email our wellness coordinator, Aliyah, at aliyah@mandelapartners.org, or DM us! ⁠

Nourished Neighbors look forward to redefining health with you! 🌴✨⁠

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Monday – Thursday, August 29 – September 22

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Our 12-week kitchen training program connects system-impacted residents to food jobs with competitive pay, positive work environments, and growth opportunities. Additionally, we provide fair chance employment resources to local food businesses to support their efforts for employing a workforce that accurately reflects the demographics of Alameda County. With these actions, we are committed to seeing a shift towards a more equitable food community in the Bay Area.​

Contact Natasha Nazer at natasha@mandelapartners.org to enroll⁠ in program.