OPEN GATE INTERNATIONAL
PROVIDING JOB AND LIFE SKILLS FOR ADULTS FROM VULNERABLE LIFE SITUATIONS
For survivors of human trafficking, violence, homelessness and other forms of abuse and oppression, the thought of reintegrating into, or entering society for the first time, can be paralyzing. OGI is here to help survivors find their way. Our accredited culinary training program and life skills mentoring provides real opportunities for students to stand on their own and create a future for themselves.
Mastering the workings of a commercial kitchen goes beyond food prep, recipes and plate presentation. We integrate life-skills into our training programs as a key component of the OGI curriculum.
from Orange County Campus
To reach survivors of human trafficking around the world, OGI partners with on-site organizations to establish its culinary program; adapting the curriculum to local cultures.
of Eligible Graduates Placed in Culinary Positions
OGI IN ACTION
Based in Orange County, extending to countries around the world, we’re determined to generate good news.
Their Position in the
THREE-TIERED, TRANSFORMATIONAL PROCESS
EMPOWERMENT IN THE CLASSROOM. STABILITY IN WORK AND LIFE
In developing culinary talent and life skills, students realize their value, and believe they can start again. Through job preparation, seeking and placement, graduates can walk a concrete path back into society.
GLOBAL & LOCAL IMPACT
In the United States and in four international locations, OGI’s vocational training sparks growth. Students reclaim their identity, then gain confidence and self-belief. They graduate empowered to create success for themselves and fuel economic growth in their communities.