June 22, 2011
For the past two years, City staff have been visiting faith based organizations within our community requesting their support and assistance with our efforts to address youth violence in Woodland. As a result of these meetings, a non-profit group of faith-based organizations known as Cityreach Group of Woodland has undertaken the goal of creating a youth center in Woodland by September 2011. Their vision is to establish and maintain a safe location for youth and families that will provide wholesome recreational activities, homework assistance, and positive role models for youth and their families.
The target property is located at 825 East Street. The former gym building there is vacant and available for the center. The DMV is located in the same shopping center. To establish and maintain cash flow for the youth center, as well as provide job training for youth, The Mustard Seed Restaurant has opened at 825 East Street Suite #116. The restaurant was equipped by donations from multiple sources. The restaurant is staffed entirely by volunteers and has no paid staff. All proceeds from the restaurant are directed to Cityreach in an effort to reach the goal of opening a youth center. The restaurant serves diner type food such as hamburgers, sandwiches, fries, and drinks. Prices are quite reasonable and the food is delicious. The restaurant is currently open Monday through Friday from 11 am until 2 pm. The business days may be changed to Tuesday through Saturday as business dictates.
This entire project relies on the support of the community it intends to serve. For more information on Cityreach Group of Woodland, please contact John Thompson at (530) 383-4987.