Community Workforce Solutions Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Fundraising Dinner Hosted by Chef’s Academy

Raleigh, NC, February 15, 2015 --( Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. (CWS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, is celebrating 50 years of changing lives and communities. A 50th Anniversary Celebration on February 28 will be hosted at the Chef’s Academy in Morrisville. The evening will also be the kick-off fundraising event to raise $50,000 to help CWS purchase commercial-grade kitchen equipment for a new food service training program.

The Chef’s Academy culinary students will prepare a three course meal for the celebration, and guests will enjoy live music by local artist Victoria Lee. Gregg Hamm, chef and owner of Café 121 in Sanford, and the new downtown Raleigh restaurant P.G. Werth’s will also speak at the event.

“As we celebrate and reflect on our history, we are looking forward to the next 50 years of providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment,” said Roger McGee, president and executive director of CWS. “Adding a food service training program is yet another way that CWS will continue to support individuals in our community, and the new kitchen will also serve as a tool to incorporate life skills such as cooking and nutritious eating into vocational training.”

Community Workforce Solutions serves approximately 1,000 individuals annually through vocational evaluations, job placement, coaching services, and pre-vocational skills training in a six-county area of North Carolina including Vance, Warren, Granville, Franklin, Durham and Wake.

Tickets are available online. For event details or to make a donation, visit

About Community Workforce Solutions, Inc.
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people, the success of business, and the quality of community life by matching the right person to the right job. Through job training and placement services, persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment are placed in productive positions and encouraged to meet their own vocational goals. For more information visit
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