CJT Class 126 enters the Washington Wizards arena before a game on Monday, November 22, 2021.
“We will cook for you! Hire us to cook for you!”
That’s what the students of Culinary Job Training Class 126 shouted when highlighted on the jumbotron at the Washington Wizards basketball game on Monday, November 22, 2021.
Our friends at Monumental Sports graciously invited our CJT students to watch our hometown basketball team play against the Charlotte Hornets in a celebration of their hard work throughout the course of the CJT program.
Before the game each student had their professional headshots made by the Wizards team photographer.
In August, DC Central Kitchen was awarded a $100,000 grant by the NBA Foundation which follows our initial nomination by Monumental Sports and the Washington Wizards. The contribution will support our ongoing expansion of job training services for Opportunity Youth.
Though the Wizards took a tough loss against the Hornets, our students had a blast being highlighted for their hard work and cheering on our home team.