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Apprentice Stories: Jen

Photo of Jen and 2 Apprentices outside

Everyone makes mistakes – it’s human nature. But what happens when a mistake has dire life-changing consequences? “Eight years ago, I made a terrible mistake that ultimately led to my incarceration.” Now on parole, Jen came to the stark realization,…

Apprentice Stories: Lance

Apprentice Lance Class 28

Born in East Oakland, our Apprentice Lance was a US Marine Corps. Special Teams veteran, a Cordon Bleu graduate, and a budding culinarian, when the unthinkable happened. His family was being threatened and, in a split second, he made the…