From Homeless Youth to Self Sufficiency

We support homeless teens by working with local agencies that provide wrap around services for these youth and those aging out of the foster care system. Our link in this circle is to provide job skills and life skills training along with real world work experience through local food trucks.  Youth that sign on for a 2 year work contract receive a financial investment to assist them in starting their own food service business.

We also assist with the purchase of uniforms and other work related supplies.  At times we may need to help them acquire identification. We provide transportation services and many other needs in order to minimize barriers to sustainable employment.

Phase 2 of our organization is to be able to offer temporary housing for these youth as they are on this journey to self sufficiency.


  • Ana Christina da Silva Iddings 
    • $26 
    • 7 mos
  • April Scott 
    • $26 
    • 7 mos
  • Ariel Smith 
    • $26 
    • 8 mos


GroundUp Foundation 
Austin, TX
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