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    We are excited to announce our permanent restaurant home!
    The Doors Open December 2014!!!

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    Help us Get The Doors Open!

    Cafe Momentum is excited to launch our first ever capital campaign! We will be announcing a lease signing and location soon!

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Café Momentum’s program teaches critical skills that allow youth to apply what they have been taught in pre-release programs in a safe, real-world environment of nurturing accountability.

Who We Serve

Young men assigned to Dallas County Youth Village (ages 13-17) deemed unsalvageable by society and trapped in a cycle of crime and punishment find hope and opportunity through Café Momentum.


Thank you to our wonderful network of supporters who truly give “momentum” to Café Momentum.

Pop-up Dinners

Next dinner:

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Cafe Momentum Pops-Up
at Spoon
with Chef John Tesar

Video Showcase

Visit our video gallery on YouTube for a full listing of other videos available for viewing online.

Leonardo's Journey

Intern of the Month

Malik Runnels

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1. What are three words you would use to describe your Café Momentum experience? Fun, Motivating, Outstanding

2. What’s the most important thing you learned about yourself through being a part of Café Momentum? People Skills

3. What was your proudest moment during a Café Momentum dinner? The first time I met Mayor Rawlings.  (Note:  Malik has met Mayor Rawlings twice and considers the mayor to be a big fan of his.)

Read more about Malik and our other interns >

“Get the Doors Open” Campaign

Today Cafe Momentum launches its “Get the Doors Open” campaign to achieve its long-term goal of opening a full-time restaurant in central Dallas. Please go to www.cafemomentum.org/campaign to get more details and find out how to participate.

Meditation on the Season

“He knew only that the child was his warrant. He said: If he is not the word of God, God never spoke” -Cormac McCarthy, The Road My friend Stacy Caldwell speaks the collision of the “suits” and the “jeans” that happens at Big Bang and other Dallas Social Venture Partner events. What’s that about? Particle […]