Daily Archives: December 30, 2011

Support FareStart

| December 30, 2011
The menu from a recent Guest Chef Night at FareStart featuring our very own Bob Prince.

Can hope, achievement, and self-sufficiency come from a cup of coffee? We think so. Here at Vita we’ve partnered with FareStart and YouthCare, two organizations that help make those dreams a reality.

FareStart’s Youth Barista Training & Education Program was launched in 2003 through a collaborative effort with YouthCare. The program provides at-risk youth, ages 16-23, with the opportunity to build a better future for themselves by increasing their ability to change their situation and engage in a supportive community. The eight-week Barista Training and Education Program provides job training and placement, life skills, employment counseling, classroom, and on-the-job training for the industry. Caffe Vita provides a very necessary ingredient, donating coffee to the training program and offering roasting education to students at our Capitol Hill roasting room. 

Please consider donating to FareStart’s Youth Barista Training & Education Program this year. To read one barista’s story, go here.