CafeWorks Featured in Everett Herald

 

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

The Everett Herald recently highlighted CafeWorks after speaking with United Way of Everett. United’s new focus of “breaking the cycle of poverty” lead them to supporting 56 different programs through 2 million in grant support. CafeWorks received a $25,000 grant in support of its mission, giving youth who have struggled with unemployment and homelessness a place to gain job skills and experience.

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This grant has helped CafeWorks employ multiple interns during its start up period, as it is now only 9 months young. The articles highlights a couple of our current interns and their experience:

“Sophia, 18, used to live at Cocoon House. She left an unhealthy home life, got her GED at Job Corps and wants to become a teacher. She’s one of the interns at CafeWorks and said the experience is preparing her for a job to help pay for college.

 

Shyra, 24, wants to work as a barista someplace where she can make enough to help support her son. The hardest part of her internship at CafeWorks is being away from him, she said.

They’ve learned to stay positive and make the most of the work day, they said.”

CafeWorks is the third social enterprise established by HopeWorks Social Enterprises. By offering different career pathways, HopeWorks creates lasting, community wide impact for individuals and families.Founded as an affiliate of Housing Hope, we are disrupting the poverty cycle by creating pathways to self-sufficiency for our most vulnerable residents.

See the full article here.

Learn More

To learn more about CafeWorks, visit their Website, and like their Facebook Page. Or better yet, visit the Cafe for a “cup of hope” and a sandwich that will make you question the meaning of life. We are at 3331 Broadway, right across from Compass Health. After you’re done, don’t forget to let them know how they did on Yelp.

Learn about Hopeworks’ other enterprises and how together we are creating lasting impact. Check out the website and its activity on Facebook.

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