Sunday, July 21, 2013

Crowdfunding a café in Ward 8

Here's an excerpt from an email about crowdfunding for a new café in Ward 8:
We're seeking funds to open a new café in the fall of 2013 housed in the Anacostia Arts Center. The café will serve quality coffee drinks, beer & wine, healthy, fresh sandwiches, salads, charcuterie plates, and pastries to patrons of the arts center as well as provide a space for on-the-job training and culinary spotlights for members of the *NURISH Food Incubator Program*. **

The café will be an extension of the nonprofit, *NURISH: The Center for a Creative Culinary Economy*, which previously brought you StartUp Kitchen and will be managed by Kera Carpenter, the owner of Domku Bar and Cafe in Petworth.

*Community Impact*

The café will contribute 15% of its profits to its parent nonprofit, *NURISH: The Center for a Creative Culinary Economy*, which will operate an entrepreneurial training program for young adults in Anacostia who have a passion for the food business.

NURISH will also give preference to Anacostia and Ward 8 residents for employment opportunities in the new café and is willing to include this in writing in a voluntary agreement. You can read more about the details of the café in *this official proposal presented to the ANC 8A.*

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