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What’s Next for Café Momentum and Chad Houser

Café Momentum founder Chad Houser breaks down barriers by hiring youth ages 15–19 after their release from juvenile detention. We caught up with Houser to talk about the program’s success and a new project in the works as he continues to change lives, one meal at a time.

Meet the 4 Female Judges Behind the Youth Empowerment Program, Pipeline to Possibilities

Inspired by their mutual interest in breaking down Dallas County’s school-to-prison pipeline, the Honorable Judges Stephanie Mitchell, Lisa Green, Shequitta Kelly and Amber Givens-Davis formed Pipeline to Possibilities, an empowerment program aimed at the city’s most vulnerable teens. Since its inception in 2016, Pipeline to Possibilities has guided approximately 300 at-risk youth in Dallas County toward a path to a better future.

Dishing Up Dignity

Collin County’s Ruth Thompson is the founder and owner of Hugs Cafe, which employs individuals with disabilities, providing them not only with training and employment but a sense of community, pride and self-worth.