Evelyn Cheatham was first a community worker for the Black Panther Party in 1969, when as a young high-school student, she served breakfasts at the Panther program at Sacred Heart Church, San Francisco, worked at the Distribution Center, etc. She soon joined the BPP around 1970, and worked out of the Berkeley office.
She has lived in Sonoma County many years, where she has been a teacher at Santa Rosa Junior College. About 4 years ago, she founded, and is Executive Director of, Worth Our Weight, which "offers a program that includes basic professional culinary training, organic farming, social skill development and sound business management, all rooted in the Old World tradition of hands-on apprenticeship".
"Worth Our Weight provides culinary training and a network of community support for underserved young people ages 16-24 who have faced major challenges in their lives. Worth our Weight is a certified 501c(3) non profit."
Worth our Weight has a Weekend Cafe open at 1021 Hahman Drive where exceptional food is served for the community for fair donations.
1021 Hahman Drive
Santa Rosa CA 95405