Karo Thom joins the Dream Team!
We are excited to announce that long time Dream Center volunteer and supporter Karo Thom has joined the Salem Dream Center. Effective February 1st Karo will become Program Director for Nuestra Casa, our learning center located in the heart of the Edgewater District.
Karo brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in mentorship, education and business management. She will oversee all programs, including educational programs and vocational training. Karo will personally lead the culinary and catering vocational training courses, as well as cooking classes. Her desire is to help equip teens and young adults to succeed in the culinary world with hands on experience. Karo being a chef and successful owner of restaurants as well as Alcyone Catering are sure to help empower teens and young adults, and insure they have opportunities to succeed in life.
Karo’s desire to help educate teens and their families on how to cook healthy meals within a budget, as well as how to cook using local produce, directly targets one of SDC’s core focuses, Food Security.
Karo has a history of helping teens and young adults who are struggling, to overcome the challenges that they face. Many have gone onto very successful careers and productive lives.