Since January 2015, Café Momentum has worked with over 1,000 youth through our paid internship program. We have seen firsthand that young people can achieve their full potential with the right support and care.
Through the Momentum model, we provide a transformative experience through a paid internship program designed to provide 12-months of curriculum for justice-involved youth, ages 15-19. Our interns rotate through all aspects of the restaurant, focusing on life and social skills, coaching and development.
Café Momentum’s flagship location in Dallas, Texas, opened in 2015 with expansion underway. The Café Momentum locations in Nashville, Tennessee launched its mini-internship program in 2022 and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania opened in March 2023.
Expansion is made possible through the fiscal sponsorship of Momentum Advisory Collective.
We reimagined the way life skills are handed down to the next generation of food service workers. With our guidance, our young culinary professionals hone their craft by proudly serving fresh, locally sourced, sophisticated new American cuisine in big cities across our nation. Each and every meal is prepared and served to you by our award-winning team of chefs and the young people involved in our program.
Bring some of the flavor and style you see at our locations to your home. We constantly add shirts, hats, accessories and even food products so that your family and loved ones can share the Café Momentum goodness with others! All proceeds benefit the Café Momentum Dallas program, so shop our goodies with goodness in your heart. Soon we’ll be adding a new selection of items for new cities, keep checking back for details!
Proceeds currently benefit the Café Momentum program in Dallas as expansion into new cities is underway.
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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