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“A More Powerful YES!”
April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brandon Edwin Chrostowski is on a mission to change the face of re-entry in the United States. In 2007, he founded EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute, with the belief that every human being regardless of their past has the right to a fair and equal future. Under Chrostowski’s leadership, EDWINS has grown to include culinary education and life skills training at its flagship Cleveland, Ohio restaurant and Second Chance Life Skills Center, a program at Grafton Correctional Institute, and curriculum for inmates of all 30 Ohio prisons.
Brandon will speak about his personal journey from wayward youth, to becoming a chef, to his visualizations of initiating the program that eventually turned into EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute. He will speak about the inequality that exists in the criminal justice system and how the model he’s implemented at EDWINS works to counterbalance that inequality. His talk will touch on the in and outs of helming the day to day operations of the restaurant, the institute and our new butcher shop. He will discuss the impact of the Academy Award nominated documentary “Knife Skills”, as well as his plans to expand the EDWINS mission in the near future.
If you will attend, please RSVP using the website listed below.