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Slutty Vegan Owner Pinky Cole Creates Jobs For Formerly Incarcerated Kids

by | August 5, 2020

Pinky Cole — the owner of restaurant chain Slutty Vegan — is offering jobs and college scholarships to formerly incarcerated youth.

The restaurant-owner’s non-profit organization The Pinky Cole Foundation has teamed up with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in Georgia to create the opportunities.

30 children who have experienced the juvenile justice system in the state will be offered job opportunities at the Slutty Vegan restaurant chain. They will also be provided with annual scholarships of $10,000 each to help them attend college.

“A Better Opportunity To Succeed”

“I am excited about this new partnership that will strengthen our efforts to provide job-related services for our youth once released from our custody,” said Tyrone Oliver, DJJ Commissioner.

“The Pinky Cole Foundation is giving these young people a better opportunity to succeed in life and be productive workers in their community.”

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The restaurant owner has teamed up with the Department of Juvenile Justice (Pinky Cole/Facebook)

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The Pinky Cole Foundation

The Pinky Cole Foundation was set up by the restaurant owner in 2018, with the aim of “empowering generations of color to win in life.”

“Being able to partner with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice to help kids in our community is what we are about at Slutty Vegan and the Pinky Cole Foundation,” said Cole.

“The Tools Necessary To Thrive”

“I am thankful for the leadership of Commissioner Oliver for thinking outside of the box to ensure Georgia youth are given the tools necessary to thrive.”

This is not the first time the entrepreneur has helped children pursue higher education. Last month, Cole organized college scholarships for all four of Rayshard Brooks’ children, after he was killed by the police in Atlanta.

The scholarships — which are worth around $600,000 — will cover tuition, accommodation, and food for Brook’s children, who are currently aged one, two, eight, and 13.

Click here to support The Pinky Cole Foundation.


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