Common Threads

Common Threads delivers in- and out-of-school, hands-on cooking and nutrition education programs to preK-8th graders, their families, and their teachers primarily in underserved communities.


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  • LEARN ·2023 Grants Challenge

    High School Healthcare Career Exploration Program

    In 2023-2024, Common Threads will focus on the successful continuation of its innovative high school pilot program at Dorsey High School and Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies. Participating youth will complete an after school culinary medicine program that builds hands-on cooking skills and introduces participants to career pathways in health and nutrition. After completing the program, students will co-lead nutrition education lessons at local elementary schools through a community internship.

  • CREATE ·2022 Grants Challenge

    High School Career Exploration Pilot Program

    Common Threads is partnering with Susan Miller Dorsey High School to pilot a new career exploration program to introduce 9-12th grade students to nutrition related healthcare careers. Students will gain nutrition knowledge and culinary skills through hands-on classes and will be exposed to different career paths through job shadowing and internships. Traditional high school culinary education programs focus on careers in the culinary industry. Our program seeks to bridge a gap between culinary education and healthcare training.

  • LIVE ·2016 Grants Challenge

    Nutrition and Garden Education for Underserved Children - Common Threads with The Kitchen Community

    Common Threads and The Kitchen Community will deliver hands-on, school-based garden and nutrition education that empowers underserved kids to make healthier food choices and improves school wellness.

  • LIVE ·2015 Grants Challenge

    Common Threads’ Healthy Cooking and Nutrition Education for Kids and Families

    We are seeking $100,000 in support of our hands-on, in- and out-of-school healthy cooking and nutrition education for underserved kids, their families, and their teachers. Our programs bring healthy food to children in need, while also teaching them how to prepare nutritious, affordable meals and snacks on their own. During the 2015-2016 school year, we will partner with 15 Los Angeles schools to implement our proven programming, thereby reaching a total of 3,649 individuals.

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