May 10, 2018
Paty Funegra took her experience as an immigrant and a business woman and created a new model for creating economic and social change. The result, La Cocina VA, prepares women to push past language and skills barriers and gain jobs, and in some cases, become business owners. La Cocina's bi-lingual culinary training program produces certified workers and it's partnerships with employers, from Hyatt to MGM Resorts, ensures that the employment is sustainable and successful. Women emerge from the shadows of abuse to having a voice and being able to take care of their children. Learn more about La Cocina's $2.5m expansion plan and how you can get involved.