Power Inspires Progress (PIP) is the non-profit which operates Venice on Vine and Venice Catering to support our mission of providing positive paid-on-the-job training for one year to adults who have encountered significant barriers on their road to stable employment.
PIP helps Trainees manage their employment barriers in order to pursue and maintain stable employment as well as build their work history.
We aim to create a sense of belonging and teach basic education, life skills, work ethics, culture of the workplace, and personal responsibility. Trainees begin to gain the knowledge and experience needed to build their resumes and confidence. Trainees aim to be successful not only in the restaurant industry but in any workplace.
We Value: Diversity. Education. Community. Collaboration.
PIP is a social enterprise, earning part of our money through the sales of goods and services. Our Trainees share in what we earn. PIP connects employers and work-ready employees.
PIP works in collaboration with many other organizations to help Trainees overcome obstacles to seeking and keeping employment. PIP Trainees pursue educational, personal, career and professional goals during their one year of training.