Cafe Momentum Partners with Another Nonprofit to Expand its Reach

Café Momentum is expanding its efforts to help young people who have been caught up in the criminal justice system. The Dallas-based nonprofit/restaurant is partnering with Stand Together Foundation to launch Momentum Advisory Co. Stand Together has invested $1.9 million to support the effort, which will build programs to expand opportunities for youths. Read the full article here via […]

Café Momentum Takes Culinary Program for Juvenile Offenders National

Café Momentum, the acclaimed culinary training program started by Dallas Chef Chad Houser to teach juvenile offenders a trade, is going national. Stand Together Foundation invested $1.9 million to help launch Momentum Advisory Co. (M.A.C.), taking Café Momentum’s nonprofit restaurant model nationwide. M.A.C. programs will “expand opportunity and enable system-involved youth to reach their full […]


Players Coalition and the Black Lacrosse Alliance announced today a formal partnership and consolidated effort to pursue their overlapping humanitarian and educational social justice missions.  These organizations represent player-founded and player-driven efforts to promote social justice and racial equality through advocacy, awareness, education and a shared allocation of resources. With the addition of Black Lacrosse […]

Reopening of Café Momentum Sparks Retail Line to Focus on Blackness

By Allana J. Barefield  Staff Writer  Café Momentum’s doors are reopening on September 24 with the launch of a new retail line. Café Momentum is a nonprofit that teaches youth skills to those who have been released from juvenile detention facilities so they can be safe in the “real world.” Their premise is to eat, drink; […]

4 Dallas do-gooders get faces plastered on Lay’s potato chips bags

Four Dallas folks will be featured in a campaign by Lay’s, in which their faces will appear on potato chips bags. The four include a breast cancer survivor, a dentist, a mentor, and a chef. They’re part of a campaign by Plano-based Lay’s to spotlight people who were nominated because they are “actively spreading joy.” […]


Café Momentum is going virtual this year as part of its 5th annual signature North Texas Giving Day event, Momentum Live. In partnership with Allstate Insurance, the event is the Dallas nonprofit’s version of a telethon that includes celebrity guests, chefs and musical entertainment, including the Café Momentum interns who will be sharing their talents. […]

Cafe Momentum in downtown Dallas reopens with new way to get biscuits

The cool downtown Dallas restaurant Café Momentum is reopening, with a little something extra on the side: a new line of its top products — including a mix to make its signature biscuits at home. The restaurant, which is nationally recognized for its program to help at-risk youths, will reopen its dining room on Thursday, September 24. […]

5 Restaurants Serving Great Food For Good Causes

If you’re going out to eat, it’s a good idea to find a restaurant dedicated to helping a great cause. From pay-what-you-can cafes to those providing job training, there are many places to dine that give back to local communities. In no particular order, here are several delicious restaurants that also embrace philanthropy. First up, […]