Who knew what we could accomplish! This photo was taken after they had been cooking for a week straight with a group of dedicated students to serve a school wide Harvest Meal before the November 2021 break. It was a huge success!
After volunteering with us for many Long Table Dinner Events, Debbie Guardado became a full time Industry Peer specialist in 2015 before earning her teaching credential and taking over as our CTE teacher at Ida B. Wells. The tenacity and inclusiveness that she brings into our classroom is magnetic and engages our students in real skill building and opening new sight-lines into their futures.
Brenda Landa dived in as our new Industry Peer Specialist in April 2021, in the midst of our Covid 19 relief efforts, cooking up an average of 250 meals per week. With her extensive chef experience and summer farm interning, she and Debbie took on revitalizing our curriculum to prepare for returning students, to build better lasting connections with growing & preparing food.
Both Debbie & Brenda come to us with a wealth of industry experience, giving them the voice of reality that young