Education and Employment Programming empower women, youth and children of all ages to succeed academically and in the work world.



Lotus House Thrift Chic Boutique offers our Retail Job Training program which offers our interns hands-on vocational training in the retail business, and an opportunity to learn about every aspect of operations of a retail store, including

  • Marketing and sales strategies
  • Money-handling and cash register skills
  • Receiving and displaying merchandise
  • Sorting and storing inventory/donations,
  • Developing customer service skills


To learn more about this program and Lotus House Thrift, click here


Participants that complete the 4-week long Food Service Internship Program in the David and Leila Center Culinary Center will:

  • Gain first hand experience and working knowledge of a commercial kitchen by working with our culinary staff to provide approximately 1,500 healthful and nutritious meals per day
  • Receive their Food Handlers Certification

After completing the program, all are qualified to hold the following positions in any commercial kitchen:

  • Food Preparation
  • Dishwasher
  • Lineserver

The Farm

The Farm at Lotus Village embodies true innovation by combining the cutting-edge, burgeoning technology of hydroponic growing, via the Greenery™ (2019, Freight Farms, Inc.).

Farm interns learn the basics of hydroponic gardening including:

  • Harvesting, transplanting, & seeding
  • Food safety
  • Maintenance and crop care

Farm interns then deliver the 100% organic produce at peak freshness less than 100 yards away to our Culinary Center, where it is served in the daily salad bar at lunch and dinner.


The hospitality program provides guests with an opportunity to learn essential customer service and basic operations skills, such as:

  • Effective communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Housekeeping
  • Inventory management
  • Indoor air filtration system management


By equipping individuals with practical skills and hands-on experience, the program aims to empower and support them in achieving their personal and professional goals.