Category: Nonprofits

Local union offers culinary training in former Progress Place

Local 23 of the international labor union UNITE HERE is opening a culinary training kitchen for members at 3210 Colonial Lane, the former location of Progress Place. The union, which is leasing space from owner Washington Property Company, will use the commercial kitchen space for a nonprofit training program offered by Service Workers Training & Education Partnership. Shown in the photo is Councilmember Tom Hucker (back row, second from right), Washington Property Company President Charlie Nulsen (second row, right) and Amelia Kalant, Director of STEP (front row, right), joining culinary students and their instructor, Sandy Patterson (first row, third...

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New nonprofit Silver Spring Cares officially launched

Heather Foley (center), director of Silver Spring Cares, and founder Liz Brent (right) talk with a guest at the launch party. Photo by Mike Diegel. Silver Spring Cares, a new local nonprofit organization, officially launched yesterday with a party at Kaldi’s Social House. Founded by Liz Brent, a local real estate agent, the group’s mission statement is “Silver Spring Cares works to strengthen the Silver Spring community through the power of connection.” “We want to be the destination for information on community needs and opportunities for service between all the wonderful Silver Spring and Takoma Park nonprofits and everybody...

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