Rose City Coffee transforms the lives of homeless and transitional youth by providing world-class barista training in partnership with Compelling & Rich of Los Angeles and Copa Vida of Pasadena. Along with this marketable trade skill, we work alongside multiple youth programs in Pasadena, such as Hathaway-Sycamores, Youth Moving On, Pacific Clinics, and Hillsides.
Our partnerships and our training empowers transitional aged youth for full-time employment.
Our youth train one on one with world-class barista trainers once a week for four months. As they progress, they begin to serve at coffee catering events with our mobile coffee cart, Rosebud.
Our unique training model and catering services allow our youth to develop the invaluable interpersonal and relational skills necessary for success in today’s economic marketplace.
If you would like to know more about the specific of our youth training program, please visit our Training Homeless Youth page.