At Latino Network, we believe innovative education and economic opportunities are critical for a thriving community. Cambio Café and Palomitas Kettlecorn, Latino Network’s youth microenterprise initiatives, empower at-risk and gang-involved youth with a sense of pride, entrepreneurial spirit, and practical business skills.
While working at Cambio Café or Palomitas Kettlecorn, youth build their confidence and their resumes while gaining the following benefits:
- Work experience
- Monetary stipend
- On-going mentoring
- Customer service skills
- On-the-job understanding of how to run a business.
Interested Latino youth participate in a business and job readiness training, led by Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, before being appointed to a microenterprise.
Palomitas Kettlecorn operates on Saturdays from April to September at the Gresham Saturday Market. Bags are $5 and can also be purchased at Latino Network offices. Cambio Café will operate at Gresham City Hall starting summer 2016.
Contact David DiMatteo 503.283.6881 or David@Latnet.org to learn more.
Thank you to our partners and funders Oregon Department of Education Youth Development Council, Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, City of Gresham, Gresham Saturday Market.