HomeGround Traineeship

$9,900 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 20 months
HomeGround is a not-for-profit cafe in Tanti Park on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Our mission is to support young people and create community and belonging in its local neighbourhood and the wider Mornington Peninsula region. 
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Well we’ve been open for 12 months and we have helped young people like Sarah develop new skills, build confidence and enter the hospitality workforce on the Mornington Peninsula.

"My name is Sarah Jones* I’m 20 years old and this past year I was given the opportunity to train and work at HomeGround cafe.

At HomeGround I gained a wide range of skills which allowed me to work and understand the role of a cafe all rounder. This included both back of house and front of house roles, in particular coffee making and what it takes to produce a good quality coffee.

The skills I have gained from working back of house include how to prepare a wide range of cafe style food in a timely manner, how to work productively in a team environment and how to have a voice and ask questions when needed.
Other skills that I have gained from working front of house include how to communicate to a variety of people, through customer service and waiting tables, also most notably how to make different types of coffee. I’m am interested in pursuing a career in front of house. In particular I would love to become a barista because I enjoy the creative art of coffee making and I also enjoy the interaction with the customers."

*names changed for privacy

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We're aiming to double the number of trainees we take in 2019 but we'll need some extra support to ensure we continue to operate to our full potential.

There are a number of ways you can financially support the work HomeGround does in our community

1.    DONATE $100 to provide comprehensive barista training for an unemployed young person

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HomeGround provides an opportunity for young people to begin their journey towards a fulfilling career in hospitality. We partner with Commonfolk Coffee Company to provide comprehensive barista training in their world class coffee roastery. 

2.     DONATE $500 to provide an ongoing traineeship for an unemployed young person

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We want to provide opportunities for our trainees to gain meaningful employment in the hospitality industry. Our traineeship provides young people with the skills to work both front and back of house positions. They are taught safe food handling practices, customer service, money handling and much much more. 

3.    DONATE $2500 to provide a job for an unemployed young person

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Hospitality and tourism has the highest skills shortage of any sector on the Mornington Peninsula, and at the same time we have some of the highest youth unemployment in Victoria. By contributing towards HomeGround you're helping kickstart the careers of our next hospitality superstars. Not only will you be making a genuine difference in the life of a young person but the future of your morning coffee may depend on it!
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We need your help to ensure we can fully fund what's required to fulfil our objectives. Donations are needed immediately and all donations are tax deductible.

We're also interested in anyone with a useful trade that can help with the fit out, donations of materials, or anyone with catering or hospitality equipment that they can donate or offer at a discounted price.

Support the local community and help provide meaningful employment opportunities for our young people.
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Happy New Year! This is just a quick email to you as one of our phenomenal supporters letting you know that as of tomorrow (5th Jan) HomeGround is open for 2018!

We couldn't have got to this point without your help, and to say a massive thanks we want to invite you along to our official launch party on Friday the 19th of Jan from 7pm - 9pm at HomeGround (22 Robertson Dr Mornington). There'll be some great tunes and free coffees :)

We're sure we'll see you before then for a coffee and a bite to eat, and don't forget to let your friends know about us and our mission to support young people and create community and opportunity in our neighbourhood and across the Mornington Peninsula!
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Hello to all our wonderful supporters! Sorry about the radio silence - we've been flat chat setting up and fitting out everything for HomeGround. Its taken a bit longer than we'd planned - but isn't that always the way with building projects! Anyway the great news is we are only a week or so away from OPENING! Yayyyy! So keep an eye out and be ready to come along to help us celebrate very, very soon. The HomeGround Team.
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Raised by 36 people in 20 months
Created July 21, 2017
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