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Chez Genese Partnership

Compass Greensboro is a branch of Chez Genèse,

a French cafe located in downtown Greensboro.  

At Chez Genèse we believe the desire to find meaning and fulfilling work is woven into basic human need and nature, and that every person has a skill set to contribute. It is our goal, as a team, to come alongside incredible individuals who (due to an intellectual or developmental disability) may oftentimes have the odds stacked against them in the workforce, and to help develop and celebrate their own interests and potential. 

We believe food brings people together. 

The training program of Compass Greensboro is an integral part of the overall mission of Chez Genèse to change the way our world both views and hires adults with IDD. 

Learn more about Chez Genèse below!

Job Training Program

The vocational program curriculum is designed to train adults with disabilities for jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Our teaching strategies include a combination of direct instruction, hands-on learning activities, personal reflection, and one-on-one coaching. Our students will have the opportunity to hear from guest instructors in the community, practice role-playing workplace scenarios, and complete an internship with one of our business partnerships. Upon completion of this 6 month program, our students will secure jobs at local businesses in the community. At the end of their coursework, students will receive on-site coaching and skill maintenance support.

2021-2022 Class

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Our Team

Students: Class of 2021-2022
Compass Greensboro Staff
Liz Kiser
Coaching Coordinator
Susan Bain
Program Director
The Board

Pictured from left to right: Lourdes Elder, Susan O'Hale, Annette Pittman, Lori Hubert, Doug Ogden, Kathryn Hubert, Barry Hubert


Not pictured: Kristin Ogden, Samara Pearson, Liz Kiser, Joey Picon, Zachary Hubert


Photos courtesy of Able Photography @ablephotographyyy

Non-Discrimination Policy

Compass Greensboro does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. Compass Greensboro is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, board members, officers, committee members, program participants, volunteers, vendors, and donors. 


Compass Greensboro is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, religion, disability, military status, or sexual orientation.

Non-Profit Status

Compass Greensboro was incorporated in June of 2020 as a 501c3 non-profit organization. The non-profit of Compass Greensboro is currently dormant. However, the training program of Compass Greensboro was adopted by Chez Genese (LLC) and currently operates under under the leadership of Chez Genese.  All donations made to Compass Greensboro will go directly to the training program and are not tax deductible.