Introducing the LIVE Mentorship Program!

Introducing the LIVE (Low-Income Vegan Education) Mentorship Program!
August 28th, 2018

It is with great excitement that we present to you our new LIVE (Low-Income Vegan Education) Mentorship Program! This program is the first of its kind to take our cultural and socioeconomic differences into consideration. We recognize that our identities affect how we approach the choices that we make in life- and a transition into veganism is no exception. For absolutely no cost, those who sign up for our 21 day program will receive daily informative emails, a full cost-effective meal plan, and will be matched with a mentor of a similar background to assist them on their journey into a new vegan lifestyle!

Pre-existing vegans can sign up to mentor those who enroll in our program. Equipped with a Mentor Manual to guide them through the process, mentors will be matched with a mentee of a similar cultural and socioeconomic background to help facilitate the smoothest transition possible.

As of today, we are now open for program participants and mentors- visit our page to sign up! Also, be sure to share with anyone you think may be interested!

We are grateful to the following organizations and individuals for contributing their own feature recipes to our program: The Afro-Vegan Society, The Food Empowerment Project & Vegan Mexican Recipes, Sanctuary Publishers, Christopher Sebastian, and The Soulful Veganista.

As Chilis on Wheels continues to grow, so too does the work that we do! Over the years, our services have expanded beyond free vegan food. From disaster relief following Hurricane Maria, to the founding of our Casa Vegana de la Comunidad in Puerto Rico and our microsanctuary therein, the communities that we serve have broadened. Because of this, we are debuting our revised Mission and Vision statements…

Chilis on Wheels makes veganism accessible to communities in need through services such as meal shares, food demos, clothing drives, and mentorship. We provide networks of support and build strong empowered communities within the areas that we serve. 

Chilis on Wheels believes that an empowered community is key in dismantling systematic inequalities that prevent veganism from being attainable by poor and low-income communities. Through our networks of support, we’re collectively building alternate systems to make veganism accessible to the areas that we serve.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to debut our brand new website- the fruit and labor of our Summer Intern and newest addition to the team, Xavier Toledo. Xavier is an undergraduate student at Boston University studying Nutrition Science and Public Health. With the ultimate goal of becoming a plant-based physician, when he’s not studying, he dedicates much of his time working with organizations like Chilis on Wheels that strive to make the world a better place.

Chilis on Wheels is always available for internships and extended volunteer opportunities. If you would like to join our efforts, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us!

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Thank you for your continued support, and remember- veganism is for everyone!

Michelle Carrera
Founder and Executive Director
Chilis on Wheels
Casa Vegana de la Comunidad 

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