Internship Program in the COVID-19 Era  

Providing an ecosystem of support to adjudicated youth.
The Commitment:  $506,625
Café Momentum’s mission is to transform young lives by equipping justice-involved youth with life skills, education and employment opportunities to help them achieve their full potential with the goal of long-term stabilization.
The Internship Program provides education, workforce development, counseling and wraparound social support for justice-involved Dallas County youth. Facing the unforeseen challenge of operating a restaurant during the COVID-19 pandemic, the project will support the long-term stabilization to Café Momentum’s programs for marginalized Dallas County youth. Funds will be used over three years in support of the educational initiatives, homeschool programming and workforce development 
intern wages. More than 150 adjudicated teens will be served.