Many employers
will match contributions.
Please ask yours if
they will match your support of Root.

Spread the Word!
Follow us on social media, come to an event, share with your friends why you support Root! Help us get the word out about our Youth Development Program, and about our Café, Catering and HarborPoint event space.

Offer to host a program partner extern at your restaurant or business
or connect us with possible host sites or employment
opportunities for
our graduates.



Your support helps transform lives. 
Root’s 12-week, 200-hour program of direct kitchen and classroom training provides students with technical and experiential education in the culinary arts.  Equally important, Root’s program emphasizes five critical skills employers expect and which correlate with continued success: social and cognitive skills, self-agency, communication, and confidence.

Your donation makes a difference.                           

·      $250 underwrites transportation costs for a Program Partner to attend Root

·      $500 helps fund a workshop on nutrition or financial literacy

·      $750 covers the cost of teaching the ServSafe curriculum and administering the exams for an entire class

·      $1,000 funds transportation costs for a Root cohort to attend off-site culinary or life-skills workshops
         (for example, going to the RMV to obtain a REAL ID, necessary to open a bank   account)


Root is now on Amazon Smile! That means that Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchase every time you shop. To access Root’s unique code, click the Amazon graphic and support Root’s mission today.


Silver Level Guidestar Listing

Root is pleased to have earned a silver award level listing with Guidestar, the world’s leading largest source of information on non-profit organizations. Click the icon for indepth information about Root’s programs, operations and financials.


There are many opportunities to get involved with Root.  Whether you are interested in being a Life Coach (mentor) for one of our Program Partners, sharing your skills and interests in a cooking or life-skills workshop, helping out with special events or office support, we welcome your time and energy!  Contact Faith Emerson for more information.

For paperwork purposes
Root’s legal name is
Root NS Inc.
Shetland Park
35 Congress Street, Suite 2350
Salem MA 01970
Our tax identification number is: 47-5454938