A catering business devoted to creating and growing financial and food security safety nets for families fractured by inequality.
Charmaine Washington, Chanda Washington, and Joan Surgent
Charmaine Washington, Chanda Washington, and Joan Surgent comprise the team behind Mothers & Caretakers Mending Family Foundations.
Having advocated for her own child in the school-to-prison pipeline, Charmaine Washington has spent nearly ten years working with non-profit organizations involved in juvenile justice. Chanda Washington, daughter of Charmaine, is currently a full-time Specialty Banker at Harrah’s Casino and has been involved with Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) for the past year. Joan Surgent, a native of Louisiana, brings a wealth of experience in finance and accounting having worked as a staff accountant in the healthcare industry for over 20 years.
Together, Charmaine, Chanda, and Joan are providing crucial resources for families with children caught in the school-to-prison pipeline through their catering services.