Anthony Martin


Anthony, better known as “Tyson,” had big dreams when moved from North Carolina to New York City 20 years ago. But things didn’t turn out as planned. Unable to find a job and desperate, Tyson made choices he would come to regret and eventually found himself in prison.

While he was incarcerated, Tyson worked hard to better himself. He earned his GED and made plans for a meaningful future.

When he was released, Tyson struggled to find a job again. But this time he refused to give up on his goals. His path forward became clear when he learned about The Doe Fund.

Tyson’s long-time interest in cooking led him to The Doe Fund’s Culinary Arts training program, where he could get hands-on training and experience in food service.

His dedication, determination, and skill earned Tyson a place as a culinary staff member at The Doe Fund, where he serves as a chef and educator. “I love what I do because it’s a way to give back, and I love hearing people tell me how much they like the food I cook.”