In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
We believe that we are interdependent, and this makes each of us stronger.
NECAT’s founding principle is that everyone deserves to live a life of purpose – there is inherent ability to succeed in everyone.
The combination of inspiration, skills training, emotional support and a compassionate environment motivates our students to make the changes they need to reach their personal goals.
We meet our students where they are in their personal journey, with no judgement on past or personal circumstances, and partner with them in getting to where they’d like to be.
We believe in a community where everyone – especially those facing obstacles – has an equal opportunity for personal growth, achievement and a better future.
Happiness is important to the way we live and work.
NECAT empowers adults facing barriers to employment through training in culinary skills, social-emotional development and career-readiness for success and long-term, financial stability.