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La Cocina VA is a nonprofit organization in the Washington, D.C., metro area which provides access to job opportunities and career certification for unemployed and underemployed members of the community. La Cocina VA runs three programs to accomplish this mission. Their Culinary Training Program provides bilingual, English and Spanish, instruction in the food service industry and is certified by Northern Virginia Community College. Through these classes, participants develop industry skills, basic English proficiency, communication skills, as well as industry certification. La Cocina VA’s Farm to Families Program seeks to provide at-risk communities with access to healthy food. Through local donations and partnerships, La Cocina VA also provides healthy meals to local agencies and partner non-profits.

For more information, contact:
La Cocina VA
P.O. Box 2271
Silver Spring, MD 20915
info@lacocinava.org

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