Student referrals, social services and case management

New Liberty Innovation School, Youth Build North Shore, Plummer Home, Recovery High School, LEAP for Education, Salem Public Schools, Lynn Public Schools, Beverly Public Schools, Catholic Charities North, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, Salem Academy Charter School, Lahey Health Behavioral Services, Salem State University, North Shore Workforce Investment Board, SPUR good deeds, Change is Simple


Externship Partners

These businesses have partnered with us to provide on- the-job training for our young people as part of Root's 12-week program.

 

Finz
Michael Millea
76 Wharf St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-8485
salemcontact@hipfinz.com

Flying Saucer
Erin Oliver
118 Washington St.
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 594-8189

Sea Level
Michael Millea
94 Wharf St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 741-0555

Hawthorne
Claire Kallelis
18 Washington Square W
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-4080

Bambolina
Elizabeth Childs
288 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 594-8709

Kokeshi
Larry Leibowitz
41 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 594-4197

Castle
Kevin Grant
240 Rantoul St, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 969-1719

Celias
Joel
75 Congress St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 594-4275

Jodi Bee Bakes
Jodie Bradbury
7 Church St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 594-8555

Organic Garden
Rawburt
294 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 922-0004

Scratch Kitchen
Bill Fogarty
245 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 741-2442

Boston Hot Dog
Joe
60 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-4168

Ledger
Joanna Oneil
125 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970
978) 594-1908

Flatbread Pizza
Mike Brooks
311 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-2829

A&J King
Andy King
48 Central St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-4881

Village Tavern
Andrew Ingemi
168 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-2858

Red’s Sandwich Shop
Nikki Burke
15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 745-3527

Mercy Tavern
Pat Schultz
148 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 741-4436

Deli House Salem
Scott
48 Congress St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 745-5900

Chianti
Richard Marino
285 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 921-2233

Chive
Ricardo Sanchez
252 Rantoul St, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 969-3316

Coffee Time
Robert Liani
96 Bridge St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-0995

Brew Box Cafe
Amy Aigamaua
131-2 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 594-5164

Salem Cheese Shop
Brie Hurd
45 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 498-4820

Barrel House
David
252 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 998-4627

Adea’s
Adena and David
90 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 594-4271

Derby Joe
Dan Web
142 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970

Captain Dusty’s
(978) 744-0777
143 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970

Rockafellas
Chef Mike
231 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 745-2411 

Mr. Crepe
Camila Souza
83 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 594-5527
Camila.c.souza@hotmail.com

Bent Water
180 Commercial St #18, Lynn, MA 01905
(781) 780-9948
jean@bentwaterbrewing.com

Gulu Gulu Cafe
Erin Oliver
247 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970
erin@gulugulucafe.com

 

Local farms (both for fresh produce and instruction)

Three Sisters Garden Project, Appleton Farms, Green Meadows Farm, Tendercrop Farm, Food Project, Marini Farm


Administrative and Consultation services

Essex County Community Foundation, Wellspring House, LEAP for Education, North Shore Medical Center, Beverly Bootstraps, The Open Door, North Shore United Way, Plummer Youth Promise, Mass in Motion Salem, Community Servings, United Teen Equality Center, My Brother’s Table, Future Chefs, Enterprise Center at Salem State University, The Food Project, Project Bread, Endicott College, North Shore Community College, North Shore Workforce Investment Board, City of Salem, NECAT, Haley House


Root Supporters

“Our kitchen and venue doors will immediately be open for internships and real jobs for the Root students. Real-life, hands-on training is what we will offer, with as much guidance and support as each student deserves. Success will be hard-earned, which will translate into feelings of accomplishment and pride in a job well done. Opportunities and advancement can be vast in this industry, and Vinwood is committed to giving these kids our time and knowledge to soar.”

— Rick Delisle, Owner/Partner, Vinwood Caterers


Root’s mission of transforming the lives of youth from challenged backgrounds has become a reality thanks to the generosity of our many supporters. Numerous individuals and organizations have helped us to build a program focused on changing the narrative for these young people by teaching them work and life skills through food service and life skills training. 

Visit us today to see how you can support Root’s mission and work.