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Welcome to MAKE!

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Welcome to the home of MAKE Projects, a consortium of IRC's food-based social enterprises in San Diego. 

MAKE stands for Merging Agriculture, Kitchens + Employment. Our mission is to help refugee and immigrant communities gain the skills and knowledge to build stability and success in their lives. 

You can support MAKE social enterprise activities simply by eating our fresh, hand-made, locally-grown foods. Follow our behind-the-scene stories and see our programs in action here on instagram


Youth FarmWorks & Cafe Program is now accepting Winter 2020 applications. Click HERE to apply!


Project CHOP

Project CHOP is a food-based social enterprise, created to provide low–literacy refugee women the opportunity to learn critical job skills and vocational English in a real, on-the-job setting. Learn more about Project CHOP

Check out our Winter 2020 Catering Menu and email Andrew.Gerdes [at] Rescue.org (subject: Project%20CHOP%20Catering%20Order, body: Hello%20Chef%20Andrew!) (Chef Andrew) to make your next event extra special! We are happy to customize a menu for your needs. 

Follow Project CHOP on Facebook here.

We are always ready for employment leads for our participants as well as client referrals if you know of someone you think would benefit from Project CHOP. 

Youth FarmWorks and Cafe

Come to our Farm Stand on Thursdays 4-6 pm and Saturdays 11-3 pm.

Our MAKE Garden Cafe pops up on Saturdays 11-2pm. 

Youth FarmWorks is a program that provides job skills to refugee, immigrant and low-income youth. These skills are gained by tending to our urban farm and running our pop-up cafe in North Park.

Stay connected with the farm on Facebook.

Interested in volunteering? Come to our Second Saturday's community volunteering days. Email Robbie.WIlcox [at] Rescue.org (subject: I%20want%20to%20volunteer%20for%20FarmWorks...) (Farmer Robbie) to sign up or for another other questions about the program. We are always looking for youth participant referrals as well as employment leads. 

Pop on 30th

Our next special event is Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 11am to 2pm. It's going to have food stalls with global flavors and local ingredients. Our performance line up includes a Syrian rapper, Karen bamboo dance troupe, live painting and more! 

Located in the heart of North Park, Pop on 30th is a pop-up cultural arts venue that works with our community to co-create a cross-cultural arts venue that hosts a large diversity of performers, vendors and makers, and a variety of Saturday events.

Stay tuned with Pop on 30th here on Facebook


Got ideas? Want to collaborate? Just want to support our program but don't know how. Our Program Manager would love to connect with you -- email Anchi Anchi.Mei [at] Rescue.org (subject: Hello%21) (here).