Empowering refugee women in the Austin, Texas community.

Please take a look at our Events page to see what our fabulous cooks are up to next, and at our Gallery to see photos of our dinners, cooking classes and some spectacularly delicious food.

Hope & Sesame is a Texas non-profit* corporation dedicated to empowering recently resettled refugees through opportunities to integrate economically and socially into the Austin community. We foster independence, confidence, connection and optimism by providing a framework for our newest (and, often, most vulnerable) neighbors to use their impressive cooking skills to develop a sustainable source of income and achieve financial self-sufficiency.

*501(c)(3) status pending

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