Founded in 2003 by Chef Art Smith and artist Jesus Salgueiro, Common Threads is a national nonprofit organization that is committed to educating communities about healthy food choices through hands-on experiences. We are dedicated to empowering children and adults with fundamental cooking skills and nutritional education with curriculum based programs. Our hope is by gaining serious culinary skills and a taste for healthy foods, participants in our programs will gain the confidence to make healthy selections in and outside of the kitchen. For ten years we have worked in underserved communities and are expanding our reach. Our goal is to take a major stand against childhood obesity by getting one million kids cooking. Our programs give participants something every individual is entitled to, the tools to lead healthier lives.