Double your gift to Double the HOPE!
A pay-check, family, and purpose can mean the difference between life and death for the youth caught in the cycle of violence and incarceration. Sixteen years later, that’s a truth we continue to see every day.
Your gift today will be matched dollar for dollar
to provide youth an opportunity to regain their footing, use their gifts and be surrounded with support and hope for their future! Whether serving on the floor and greeting guests, or behind the scenes cooking in the kitchen, our young people become leaders. With your help, we can continue to grow and enrich our programs and invite every youth into a life of hope and transformation.
Impact: Old Skool Cafe has served over 600 youth since 2005. They have an impressive 11% recidivism rate compared to the National youth recidivism rate of 78%. All of the youth who complete their training program receive their California Food Handler’s Permit and 90% of graduates reengage with school full time or are employed after finishing the program. Lastly, the social enterprise restaurant has 4.5 stars on Yelp with over 500 reviews!