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Our Mission


Equipping students from all backgrounds for success

Second Course provides assistance to the unemployed and under-employed by:

  • Recruiting people reentering society.

  • Providing employment placement assistance for persons completing our program.

  • Training in the culinary arts and related skills for the restaurant and hospitality industry.

  • Covering the full cost of classes and ServSafe® certification.


Developing strong character and

Empowering participants to secure employment

Second Course addresses disparities in public health outcomes by:

  • Increasing social, emotional, and mental health skills.

  • Building resilience to recidivism and relapse.

  • Improving nutritional awareness.

  • Providing ServSafe® certification following completion of the program.

  • Teaching participants how to be stellar employees.


Contributing to our community by feeding vulnerable families and individuals

Second Course focuses on giving back to the community by:​

  • Providing food services to the homeless, multiple shelter programs, a local educational system, and other mission-driven organizations.

  • Bringing attention to the importance of brotherly love.

  • Encouraging each participant to invest time, effort, and heart into their own neighborhood.

  • Hosting events that will positively impact the awareness of our program while building simple culinary skills.


Second Course Culinary & Life Skills Center offers classes and certification testing for each participant to become ServSafe® certified at no cost to the student. Your donations are accepted and appreciated. They will go a long way to help better the career and life of each student who steps through those kitchen doors. As a 501c3 organization, your donation is tax-deductible. Thank you for sowing into the future of these students.


ServSafe® Certification Class Schedule

are by appt only!

Contact for available appointment times.

Meet the Board

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