NEW YORK – The opening of a new restaurant here is hardly a headline-making event, but the launch of Emma’s Torch earlier this month had an unusual flavor. That’s because the kitchen staff at this Brooklyn eatery are refugees, asylum seekers and human-trafficking survivors who are training to work in the American food industry. Creating […]
The newest restaurant in Brooklyn has a mission beyond serving seasonal fare — it doubles as a training program for refugees. Emma’s Torch, formerly a pop-up, opens this week in the former Wilma Jean space in Carroll Gardens, at 345 Smith St. near Carroll Street, offering a menu with dishes like herb-roasted chicken with harissa […]
Sometimes, a life-changing adventure doesn’t begin with careful planning, but with the simple flip of a coin — literally. At least, that’s how it went for intrepid traveler Barry Hoffner. And while Hoffner has immersed himself in many far flung places, the one that truly stole his heart was Timbuktu, located in the in the West African […]
Grantee Ruth Moore is making an impact for survivors of sexual assault in the military. Her story was the focus of an article in All You magazine’s November issue.
A psychology major with background as a personal trainer, athletic instructor and support counselor for disabled adults,Jared Ciner channeled these passions into the Spirit Club Foundation with an eye toward creating and opening up health and fitness opportunities for people with disabilities. Founded in April 2013, the Spirit Club offers group and individual exercise and […]