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Social Enterprise Site Visit: LA LGBT Center

August 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SEA-Los Angeles is excited to invite you to a visit of one of LA’s newest social enterprises!

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles LGBT Center opened their social enterprise which includes an intergenerational culinary training program, a coffee shop, and a catering operation. At the core, a commercial teaching kitchen produces fresh and nutritious meals for youth and senior residents and members. Overseen by an executive chef instructor, the kitchen is staffed with students completing a 300-hour culinary training program. Graduating up to 100 students a year, the program provides the foundation of required culinary skills for students to secure jobs and pursue meaningful careers in the hospitality industry. Opening in late 2019, the Center’s coffee shop located on Santa Monica boulevard will offer grab and go meals, pastries, and a full espresso bar. As the social enterprise matures, catering operations will be expanded to service the Center’s many event spaces.

This site visit will include:

  • A tour of LA LGBT Center’s newly completed Anita May Rosenstein Campus. The revolutionary new campus includes affordable housing for seniors, supportive housing for young people, new senior and youth centers, ground floor retail space, and 350 subterranean parking spaces for residents and visitors. And finally, a behind the scenes look at the enterprise’s top of the line kitchen and trainng!
  • Q& A session with social enterprise staff to learn more about an intergenerational approach to their social enterprise model.
  • An opportunity to donate your professional and every day clothes to LA LGBT Center’s closet that enables youth to be job ready!

* There is FREE parking available for this event.



About Los Angeles LGBT Center

Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center’s nearly 700 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.

Despite our size, scope, and determination to meet the growing demand for our services, we remain a lean, fiscally disciplined organization, earning a four-star Charity Navigator rating for six consecutive years.We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world, a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society.


August 20, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


SEA Los Angeles


Los Angeles LGBT Center- Anita May Rosenstein Campus
1118 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States
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