About The Miranda Lux Foundation
San Francisco-based Miranda Lux Foundation supports innovative and promising pre-vocational and vocational education proposals that prepare young people for the world of work.
Funded by a $500,000 bequest at the time of her death in 1894, the foundation today reflects her desire:
"...to assist in furnishing facilities for the education of young children in what is known as 'manual training' and all kinds of training by and through which habits of industry and practical knowledge of those things which are useful in earning a living may be acquired."
Funding for our Culinary Skills Program
MARCH 19, 2020
Our thanks to the Miranda Lux Foundation for its $10,000 challenge grant to raise funds to launch our Culinary Skills Program.
With coast-to-coast support – from the Bay Area to North Carolina – we met that challenge!
Funds will be used for kitchen tools and equipment so students can learn the basics of cooking and baking in our large cafeteria kitchen.
Our Culinary Skills Program is the first vocational job skills program we are launching to help our students gain marketable, income-earning experience that will open doors of opportunity as they enter adulthood.
As our students master income-earning culinary skills, they'll also be building social skills: working in groups, following multi-step directions, and interacting with the public to fulfill orders.