Generously Supported By: IN NEED OF SUPPORT
Age, at time of Internship: 16
CT Intern: 2022
Restaurant Host: Californios, Chef Val
Referred By: Chalk
Intern Story: At age 13, Henrique moved from Brazil to San Francisco. The transition was brutal for him and his family, who missed relatives back home and grappled with English. After three years in the Bay Area, Henrique was eager to take advantage of local college opportunities, though he feared his immigration status would prevent his acceptance. He set out to gain real-world work experience, in hopes this might improve the odds of college admittance and introduce him to new fields of study.
With his love of cooking in mind, Henrique applied to Sprouts. As a Chef Trainee at Californios Restaurant, he will see what it’s like to work in the culinary industry. He’ll develop his resume for college applications and earn income he can put towards his education.