Five years ago, Dallas top chef Chad Houser walked away from his top tier, successful restaurant to start Café Momentum, a nonprofit and restaurant that provides a 12-month paid internship program for young men and women coming out of Dallas County juvenile facilities. Interns rotate through all jobs at the restaurant - from cooking to dishwashing to serving - and receive wrap-around support services to help them with their education, medical care and career training. Nearly 500 young men and young women have participated in the program.
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