We provide a transformative experience through a 12-month paid post-release internship program for young men and women coming out of juvenile facilities. They rotate through all aspects of the restaurant, focusing on life and social skills, coaching and development. We employ a case management staff, providing an ecosystem of support around our interns to help them achieve their greatest potential.
The Food Truck
Ruthie’s Fueled by Café Momentum provides fellowship opportunities for individuals leaving the Café Momentum program. As a part of their training, Fellows will work on the Ruthie’s food truck and have the opportunity to become change agents in their own communities through Ruthie’s
Snacks of Kindness.
Welcome to our classroom. We proudly serve fresh, locally sourced, sophisticated American cuisine in the heart of downtown Dallas. Each and every meal is prepared and served to you by our award-winning team of chefs and the young men and women involved in our program. By dining at Café Momentum, you provide hope, confidence, and motivation – encouraging our interns to achieve their greatest potential.
A NEW EXPERIENCE
Café Momentum was created in 2011 with monthly Pop-Up dinners featuring local celebrated chefs in highly rated local restaurants. Today, we continue that tradition with seasonal menus and specials as well as quarterly events to showcase our interns and our mission.
Cafe Momentum's Sunday Supper Concert Series Hosted By Eric Nadel with A.J. LeGrand & opener Tippy Balady
featuring A.J. LeGrand & opener Tippy Balady.
LOCATION AND HOURS
1510 Pacific Avenue at Akard across from Thanks-Giving Square
Open Thursday – Saturday 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Complimentary Valet Parking
DART: Nearest DART stop is Akard Station.
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OUR MISSION IN ACTION
Since inception of Café Momentum in 2011 and our restaurant doors opening in January 2015, nearly 400 at-risk youth have been involved with Café Momentum. While serving more than 15,000 diners, these young men and women have acquired professional, transferable job skills within the restaurant business while bonding with case managers – gaining self-confidence and hope – and the knowledge that success is attainable.
SUPPORT OUR WORK
By making a $5,000 gift, you have the opportunity to join the Momentum Society.