What is Drive Change NYC?

Drive Change NYC mission is to foster an environment for returning citizens to learn the tools to succeed in the food service industry and become leaders in their community. Drive Change uses the food truck and hospitality industry to run a premiere paid-fellowship for returning citizens ages 18-25 years old.

Infusing self-worth in our Fellows, while tapping into the talent and energy of young New Yorkers, our program is focused on the bright futures of our Fellows.

Why they are Awesome

  • In the fall of 2017, Drive Change was awarded $3.1M dollars from the Manhattan DA’s CJII fund to scale our impact.

  • Change the lives of more than 25 returning citizens, providing them opportunities for bright futures in the culinary industry.

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