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HOURS: Tuesday - Friday from 11am - 2pm
Due to the pandemic, our hours may vary due to the government regulations
Six years in the running, Café Augustine has aimed to bring inner-city youth financial footing towards successful careers. Based on the concept of a welcoming place for their first job experience, the Café and staff with volunteers and patrons introduce youth from backgrounds where nobody in the household has a paycheck into a functioning and vibrant workplace.
Thus, the Café program of business life skills, mentoring, entry into a legitimate work setting, personal finance, comradery of positive peers and coworkers, wholesome structure of time throughout the day, as well as accomplishment through successful work experience continues to shine as a beacon of hope and growth to teens growing up in the highest poverty and crime but in the lowest income and employment section of Mahoning County.
Café Augustine offers an entry to employment by equipping underprivileged youth through a business life skills curriculum linked to gainful employment in a responsible employer's environment. Preference is given to youth who lack advocates/role models in the working world. Training includes responsibilities in personal finance, goal setting, effective communications, and personal reliability. Resources include talented board members, dedicated staff, volunteers in it for the joy of seeing youth turn their lives around, and a supportive community furnishing a safe and effective workplace.
Café Augustine is based on the concept of a welcoming place for their first job experience, the Café and staff with volunteers and patrons introduce youth from backgrounds where nobody in the household has a paycheck into a functioning and vibrant workplace.
We have also expanded our leadership development by having some of our students who have graduated from our program to supervise new students. As the students progress in their training they are rotated through all the positions in the cafe to broaden their knowledge and experience to pursue permanent jobs when they are ready to move on. The students are involved in the daily inventory, preparing shopping lists, and going to the store with Fr. Brienz to get the necessary items needed for the cafe. Then safely storing the products when they return. All of the students are required to take an online food safety course to learn the proper handling and storing of food before working in the kitchen which the cafe pays for the course. We also routinely recommend a student who has mastered to program to make necessary decisions with the cafe and recommend them to take a seat on our Board of Directors so they can keep the board informed from a student's perspective of the operations and voice their opinions of things they may like to see happen in the future