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GrandLo Cafe Serves Up Cold Brew With a Splash of Job Skills

From bedfordandbowery.com

GrandLo Café, a “new social enterprise” from nonprofit Grand St. Settlement, will turn your daily coffee habit into a chance to support disadvantaged youth. The coffee shop and café, which held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 16 after a soft opening that same week, is now fully open for business.

GrandLo aims to create career pathways (leading to “meaningful employment”) for low-income or otherwise disadvantaged New York City youth through a job training program based in the café. Participants in the program will work shifts at the café, learning customer service and barista skills through a mix of hands-on experience and off-site training sessions.

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