Our Charitable Mission
Ventana del Soul’s mission is to provide training and vocational mentoring
to disadvantaged, disabled or underemployed persons so that they can build a
career, attain financial stability and establish a higher quality of life as
active citizens. Ventana del Soul is a 501c3 charitable organization.
Adult Vocational Training (ages 18+)
Monday - Friday 6:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Community Service (ages 18+)
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Young Adult Vocational Training (ages 16-25)
Monday - Friday 4:00 p.m. - Curfew
Positive Community Service for Youth (ages 10-17)
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
* Adult students are not permitted on campus during youth program hours
Teaching and Practicing Values
The Search Institute identified 40 Developmental
Assets (Assets) as the building blocks of healthy development that help
young people grow up healthy, caring, and responsible. Studies have found the
Assets to be catalysts of positive change in Individuals, Organizations and
Communities. The Assets help to empower individuals to create a sense of centeredness,
purpose and focus - nurturing the qualities that guide positive life choices.
(see The Power of Developmental Assets)
The Assets are the foundation for all of Ventana
del Soul's Programs.
Ventana del Soul - Programs
- Vocational Training Programs - Help disadvantaged young adults and adults
find jobs through food service and culinary arts training, vocational mentoring
and job coaching. Students earn Food Handling Certification, Food Management
Certification (ServSafe), TABC Certification, First Aid and CPR Certifications
and Courtesy Service Certification.
- Positive Community Service for Youth - Reduce delinquency by providing
vocational mentoring and job coaching to youth who are at-risk of falling
further into the justice system; Provide safe, positive and constructive after-school
opportunities for youth to fulfill court ordered community service (ages 10+)
- Mentor / Job Coach Training Program - Provide meaningful, mentoring opportunities
for college students and the community; Train mentors how to bond with at-risk
youth; Encourage volunteerism and community involvement; Provide opportunities
for Interns and students to become life-long mentors while gaining experience
and making a positive contribution to their community
- Community & Cultural Arts Program - Support non profit and community-based
organizations by providing meeting space for board meetings, training and
fundraising; Provide space for cultural arts exhibits and performances; Attract
the perfect role models of active citizenry for our at-risk youth population;
Offer a positive place to gather and opportunities to participate
- Sustainability Program - Create a national model for sustainable cultural
centers that foster community through education and experience based learning;
Provide management training for disadvantaged youth and adult