Have you ever met a returning citizen? If not, it’s difficult to grasp both the harsh reality of re-entry and the wondrous achievement of full reintegration. To put a human face on life after [...]
When COVID-19 put a halt to CookWell training sessions, it came with a silver lining: the freed-up time allowed us to plan a program that will raise the number of people we train and strengthen [...]
The CookWell family extends a warm welcome to new advisory board member Dora Dunn. A woman of wide-ranging talents, Dora has accomplished much in her professional life while always making time to serve others. After [...]
We are delighted to announce an anonymous gift of $10,000 to inaugurate the Zakee Cooper Memorial Fund. In June 2019 Zakee graduated from the CookWell program with flying colors, a milestone for someone who had [...]
In a sweeping acknowledgment of the risks of coronavirus in cramped prisons, New Jersey began last November the early release of what will amount to more than 3,000 inmates in the coming months. With this [...]
In recent months CookWell has been using the program hiatus imposed by COVID-19 to super-charge our development as a nonprofit. We’ve made real strides, working hard to upgrade our culinary training model, revise our mentorship [...]
Four new members were recently added to the CookWell Advisory Board. Jason Reaves CookWell is fortunate to welcome Jason Reaves. Currently a sous chef at Bucks County Playhouse, Jason comes to us with a wealth [...]
Several of us involved in the early planning of the CookWell program met Ms. Pierre-Louis in January 2018, when she was an assistant US attorney for New Jersey and headed the Trenton office.