Coffee Crafters Academy was born out of a need to better serve those that have a prior criminal history. Our vision is a world with more inclusive, supportive and forgiving communities that believe in the power of second chances. 

We are a social enterprise that operates cafes inside of correctional facilities across the state of Ohio. We train facility residents to become certified baristas that create a variety of artisan, handcrafted coffee, smoothie, and tea drinks to sell to other residents, staff and visitors. Our resident employees develop marketable skills and a positive work history that will help them obtain employment once released.

OUR MODEL
OUR MODEL

Sales & Marketing

Logistics

Quality

Resident Pool
Interview Residents
Barista Training
Form teams to create cafe strategy and operations plan
Open Cafe
Offer employment w/ Coffee Crafters
Resident employees are released from correctional facility
Continued development & reentry assistance

Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Health

Financial Independence

Stable Housing

Career Growth

Start own coffee cart business
OR
OR
Connect w/ another employer
KEYS TO SUCCESS
KEYS TO SUCCESS
Empower residents
Buy-in & strong support from correctional facility staff
Offer a creative outlet for residents to develop marketable skills
Continued assistance & development upon release
LOCATIONS
(5) Locations in Operation
  1. Marion Correctional Institution (MCI)
  2. Ohio Reformatory for Women (ORW)
  3. London Correctional Institution (LoCI)
  4. Third Way Cafe (Columbus, OH)
    • Open to the general public​
(24) Correctional Institution Locations

© 2019 by Coffee Crafters Academy, 614-569-4958                 

Colossians 3:23

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