Did you know GoLeanSixSigma.com helps give back to our local communities? We help feed the hungry, find shelter dogs new homes, build homes for the needy, build young leaders and more!
We’re so grateful that we have the ability to give back – and we hope our stories inspire you to do the same.
Kitchens For Good
Kitchens For Good (KFG) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to break the cycles of food waste and provide hunger relief. Not only do they salvage food and redistribute it into nutritious meals for families before it goes to waste, they also have a culinary apprenticeship program for formerly incarcerated individuals. The “Knife to Life” skills program helps build a new career with culinary skills as a chef. Then, these individuals are placed in jobs with local partners including restaurants, hotels and other food service companies. KFG also has a robust catering arm and runs an events center in San Diego.
Girls Got Grit Mentorship Program
The Girls Got Grit Mentorship Program is a program for entrepreneurial-spirited high school girls at Sacred Hearts Academy. This program is designed to provide their students with the skills and experience they need to be successful after high school.
During our first round, we offered students the opportunity to experience what it was like working with a hyper growth, small business – GoLeanSixSigma.com! The girls worked with different departments including Operations, Marketing and Client Experience and learned how a high-performing team functions.
Tiffany Ng, one of our participants, even got her Yellow Belt Certification and completed a mini-project where she applied 5S to a workspace.
Recently, the program experienced a significant drop in participants for this year. So for the second round, we’ll be working with the Program Director, Noe Oliver, and 3 other GGG members to not only identify the root cause of the 50% drop out rate, but also propose solutions to get their participation numbers back up!
The team that is tackling this problem is taking GoLeanSixSigma.com’s online Yellow Belt Training combined with live instructor sessions to help facilitate applying Lean Six Sigma tools and concepts to the real life problem they’ve selected.
Youth Leadership Development Program
The Youth Leadership Development Program (YDLP) is an organization that sets out to assist the youth develop their personality, skills and discover themselves through structured offerings of various skill based programs. This program guides and directs the children to be at ease with themselves as a leader so that they can focus on their areas of interest.
GoLeanSixSigma.com partners with YDLP to provide the students with Yellow Belt Certification. Our Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Program empowers students to think critically, identify problems and work together to solve them. After completing the program, students will see the world with new eyes and be inspired to create positive change. YLDP Students receive follow-up project guidance by our Master Black Belts. GoLeanSixSigma.com also donated 100 mini posters for a recent event.
Feeding San Diego
Feeding San Diego is the leading hunger relief organization in the county, providing 26 million meals to San Diego residents facing hunger last year. Feeding San Diego is focused on healthy food, education, and advocacy and building a hunger-free and healthy San Diego through innovative programs and collaborative partnerships. Check out COO Alicia Saake’s podcast interview here.
To help Feeding San Diego achieve their mission, GoLeanSixSigma.com donated consulting hours for process improvement. In addition GoLeanSixSigma.com has donated several Yellow Belt Training and Green Belt Training scholarships.
UC San Diego Process Palooza
Process Palooza is an annual event hosted by UC San Diego to raise awareness about Lean Six Sigma in the university space among staff, employees and students. The event involves competitors being placed on teams. Teams are handed information about a real process at UC San Diego, like parking or student registration. The assigned team members band together, review the given information, apply DMAIC and provide suggestions to improve the process. The Business Owner listens to the presentations and has a say among the judges. At the end of the day, the judges select the winning teams.
This year, GoLeanSixSigma.com is donating their time to help emcee the Process Palooza and provide refreshing afternoon smoothies to thirsty participants and event attendees.