Cafe Momentum is a nonprofit restaurant which provides a 12-month paid post-release internship program for kids coming out of juvenile detention. Since January 2015, Café Momentum has worked with more than 750 young men and women through our internship program. We have seen firsthand that with the right support and care, they can achieve their true full potential.
After 12 months, successful interns are able to graduate from the program and are placed in a job with one of our community partners. These young men and women, who the juvenile justice system has referred to as “throw-aways” are now employed, tax-paying, wholly contributing members of society.