Press Release: Denver Broncos Foundation Awards Million Dollar Grant to Support Justice-Involved Youth through Café Momentum

Fostering change and breaking the cycle: The grant enables Café MomentumDenver’s 2024 launch, expanding supportive ecosystems for justice-impacted youth See the PDF version here. DENVER, CO, November 10, 2023 – Today, the Momentum Advisory Collective announced a one million dollar grant from the Denver Broncos Foundation to support justice-involved youth through Café Momentum, an award-winning […]

A Restaurant Unlike Any Other: A Unique Opportunity for Youth

By Gene Walker When you think about taking your family or friends or staff out to eat, my guess is you aren’t thinking about how to solve one of our communities’ biggest social issues. By the end of this year, that will change, when Café Momentum Pittsburgh opens on Forbes Avenue downtown. It’s not news […]

Getting started: Cafe Momentum Pittsburgh aims to give youth more than a job

Gene Walker knows the road to success has many stops and starts. Consider his path to become executive director of Cafe Momentum Pittsburgh, the soon-to-open nonprofit restaurant and professional training facility in Downtown that gives juvenile offenders a second chance. The East Liberty native graduated from Peabody High School and studied accounting at Bloomsburg University. For […]

Edible Nashville Fall Farm Dinner helping teens cook up a better future

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — Edible Nashville is hosting its Fall Farm Dinner benefit Friday and Saturday and tickets are still available. The dinner is held three times a year, celebrating local farms and benefiting a different nonprofit. This weekend’s dinner will benefit Cafe Momentum, a program that trains young people who have been through the […]

Southern Smoke brings together top chefs for their three-day festival this weekend

Chris Shepherd and Chef Chad Houser with Cafe Momentum discuss their roles in changing communities for the better HOUSTON — Chris Shepherd‘s Southern Smoke Festival takes place this Friday through Sunday, with the country’s best chefs, live music, tastiest food, and fantastic wine, beer, and cocktails. The three-day event will raise funds and awareness for food […]

Changing Lives Through Culinary Skills

Richard King Mellon Foundation 2021 Annual Report Café Momentum comes to Pittsburgh to help young people move from the criminal-justice system to self-sufficiency. TRISTYN WILLIAMS was 15, pregnant and living in a juvenile rehabilitation center in Texas. The world was closing in on her, and there seemed to be no way forward. She was also […]