Cornerstones of Care and Aramark Unite to Provide Career Opportunities for Youth

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Cornerstones of Care and Aramark Unite to Provide Career Opportunities for Youth

Program helps youth in foster care prepare for employment

Chef Lisa Mitchell from the Kansas City Convention Center leads a healthy cooking demonstration.

Rebecca Owens, Manager, Community Relations, explains Aramark's commitment to enrich and nourish lives in local communities, through partnerships with organizations like Cornerstones of Care.

Ashley Meyer, Human Resources manager at the Kansas City Convention Center, discusses the importance of first impressions.

Barbara Vukits VP, Aramark Healthcare, provides an overview of careers at Aramark.

Volunteers wrote inspirational message cards with workforce tips that were added to gift bags for the youth attending the workshop. The gift bags included a portfolio, notebook, a water bottle and a gas card to help pay for travel during their job search.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 1:00pm

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Cornerstones of Care and Aramark help youth in foster homes prepare for successful careers

50% of foster youth will become unemployed when they "age out" of foster care. Aramark and Cornerstones are providing hope for a brighter tomorrow through career readiness workshops.

Cornerstones of Care and volunteers from Aramark hosted a two-hour training for approximately 25 teens and young adults in the Cornerstones’ Pathways, Youth Educational Success and/or foster care services. The training is part of a year-long workshop program designed to equip youth with the soft skills needed to achieve career readiness and lifelong success.  Volunteers led participants through resume writing, interview tips, careers at Aramark, a healthy cooking demonstration and a tour of Aramark operations. Aramark also offered an opportunity for youth to meet with recruiters to discuss jobs.

The training program is part of Aramark Building Community, the company's volunteer and philanthropic program, which inspires families to lead healthier lifestyles and empowers youth and adults to succeed at work through education and skills development, through partnerships with local community centers. 

About Cornerstones of Care
Cornerstones of Care is a family of human service organizations dedicated to strengthening children, families and the communities. Cornerstones positively impacts the health and well-being of communities by delivering prevention, treatment and support services at our Gillis, Ozanam, Marillac and Spofford campuses. Learn more at cornerstonesofcare.org.

About Aramark
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people’s lives through innovative services in food, facilities management, and uniforms.  United by a passion to serve, our 270,000 employees make a meaningful difference each day for millions of people in 21 countries around the world.   Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, rated number one among Diversified Outsourcing Companies, as well as among the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Keywords: #aramarkvolunteer | Social Impact & Volunteering | Aramark | Cornerstones of Care | Corporate Social Responsibility | Diversity & Inclusion | Employment | Interview | Kansas City | Youth | community relations

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