Fresh Start Café
Fresh Start Cafés are at the heart of the New Beginnings program. Through unique private and nonprofit partnerships established by Alameda County, the cafés offer work experience to emancipated foster youth and youth in custody to help ease their transition into adulthood and independence.
The Cafés continue to invest in the community by supporting local nonprofits and business owners. Our Fresh Start café at the Juvenile Justice Center is run by Oakland's Youth Employment Partnership and serves Numi Tea and Due Torri Coffee. The café at REACH Ashland Youth Center is run by local business owners True & Seyoum Tadesse.
Youth are selected to serve internships in the cafés and are paid a stipend. Participants receive on-the-job training in customer service, effective workplace habits, and other core job skills. Fresh Start Café interns graduate the program with a certificate in food handling, work experience, and an early addition to their résumé that can help them earn credibility to employers.
Fresh Start Café Locations
San Leandro - Juvenile Justice Center
2700 Fairmont Drive.
San Leandro, CA 94578
Phone: (510) 351-2653
Café hours of operation:
- Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m