CUPs (Creating Unlimited Possibilities....one cup at a time) is a nonprofit coffeehouse that seeks to employ at risk youth and young adults and serve at-risk communities.
The mission of CUPs is to empower young at-risk individuals to be financially independent and leaders in their families and communities.
It is our belief that without additional opportunities to gain necessary job, communication, and life skills, a legacy of unemployment, insufficient income levels, above average arrest rates, and parental absenteeism will continue. We believe that in order for these cycles to be broken, job opportunities must be made readily available in an environment that is focused on training and developing practical job and life skills that are transferable to any career or life circumstance.
CUPs, program participants receive direct training and gain hard and soft job skills that provide them with the skills and experience necessary and applicable in the restaurant field and service industry. Support for soft and hard job skills is also provided through Enrichment Courses which assist participants with communication, behavior management, and practical skill set improvement so that they may be successful in any career choice.