Bridging the gap between foster care and independence while providing great coffee in a supportive community-driven environment.

The Monkey and The Elephant will be a cafe employing former foster youth. We will offer job and life skills training in a supportive, community driven environment. Community will be an extremely strong component of The Monkey & The Elephant offering support to participants both during and after their participation in the program.

We operated as a pop-up on Saturdays, serving artisan drip coffee at a bakery in the Italian Market from November 2012 - June 2013. Our goal is to have a permanent location where we will train participants/employees to be fully engaged in the workforce through extensive, hands-on experience in customer service, food service, cashier duties, and coffee preparation skills.