"I still remember Michaels’s first comment when I introduced myself to him and shared the mission of Eliada. Michael said 'Great, I’m so delighted to meet you. I have been looking for an opportunity to give back to the youth who need it most through the hospitality industry.' A couple weeks later, Michael helped us take our workforce development program to the next level by connecting us to the hospitality industry."
Tim Sinatra, President & CEO Eliada Home, Asheville, NC
"Today, Eliada has increased its service impact and expanded the overall students served by 300% thanks to the alliance with the local hospitality industry. Eliada’s workforce development program is thriving with the guidance and support Michael provides weekly toward helping our youth build a 21st century skill set through hospitality based curriculums. Hospitality related job shadows, internships and paid apprenticeships, have allowed all of our students to develop a portable skill set that will help them achieve their future personal and professional goals. One youth said after they finished their first job shadow, 'I knew I could do this I just needed a chance'."