• April 4, 2022

New Pathways for Zachary

New Pathways for Zachary

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The COVID-19 pandemic limited Zachary’s ability to find housing and work when he moved to Los Angeles. He sought support at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and enrolled in the LA: RISE program, successfully completing its 300-hour Culinary Arts Program alongside Executive Chef Nicholas Panepinto. He proceeded to complete his GED, enter the Transitional Living Program, and find a job in retail. He plans for further develop his skills and find new professional pathways. “Be open minded and take it seriously,” he said. “Do the work – but don’t be hard on yourself either.”

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