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    Cafe Momentum featured on The Rachael Ray Show. View the segment here.

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    We are excited to announce our permanent restaurant home!
    The Doors Open January 2015!!!

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    Thanks Rachael! Want to donate to Cafe Momentum?  Click here.  

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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, November 9, 2014

Cafe Momentum Pops-Up
The Joule

Video Showcase

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

Cafe Momentum from Saltbox

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 >

Full-Service Restaurant Coming Soon!


Construction is underway for our full-service restaurant in downtown Dallas. It will be at 1510 Pacific at Akard on Thanks-Giving Square.   The location offers easy access to public transportation, which is crucial for our interns, and is within easy walking distance from downtown businesses and apartments.  It will serve as a gathering place where Dallas […]

Cafe Momentum covered by the Associated Press

The Associated Press has featured Cafe Momentum in a video feature. Check it out!