ABOUT US

We are a social enterprise that uses barista skills training and wrap around services to fight recidivism. Our baristas learn hard and soft skills that will make them marketable to today's growing workforce needs. Through workforce development and mentor-ship we strive for sustained reentry and redeemed lives.

CONTACT 

Phone: (614) 569-4958 

info@coffeecraftersacademy.com

1561 Old Leonard Ave Columbus, OH 43219

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WHAT WE DO

OUR MODEL

STAGE ONE:
TRAINEE:

Accepted into our program but hasn't yet completed the Barista 101 Training 

Prison inmates submit applications,

complete with resumes, to join the Coffee Crafters Barista Training Program.

STAGE TWO:
BARISTA:

 Completed Barista 101 Training and is currently working at one of our correctional facility cafes

We review applications, conduct interviews, and extend offers to join our Program to qualified applicants.

STAGE THREE:

Trainees complete our Barista 101 Training

Course to become certified Baristas

in the specialty coffee industry.

STAGE FOUR:

Baristas then work at one of our cafes

operating inside a local prison to receive on

the job coaching and additional professional development opportunities.

GRADUATE:

Barista with Coffee Crafters at some

point during their incarceration, finished

on good terms, and released from prison

STAGE FIVE:

Baristas graduate from our program

and are released from prison.

STAGE SIX:

We continue to support our Graduates with transitional housing, job placement, and referrals to other social service providers.

STAGE SEVEN:

Pre-employment training, job placement 

and access to wraparound services significantly decreases the chances

of returning to prison.

OUR PROGRESS
TO DATE:
2019:
2018:

Less than 5% recidivism rate within one year, compared to 43% national average

16 Baristas completed training and 9 Graduates released from prison

Saved over $143,000 in taxpayer dollars that would have been spent on incarceration

100% employment rate for Graduates within two months of release

19 Baristas completed training and 13 graduates released from correctional facilities

 

6 Catered events for community partners

More than 50 jobs created

More than 10,000 drinks sold

Partnered to open our first coffee shop outside of prison,

Third Way Cafe

OUR CAFE LOCATIONS

1. OHIO REFORMATORY FOR WOMEN (ORW)

1479 Collins Ave, Marysville, OH 43040

2. MARION CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION (MCI)

940 Marion-Williamsport Rd E, Marion, OH 43302

3. PICKAWAY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION 

   (COMING SOON!) 

11781 State Rte 762 #2, Orient, OH 43146

OUR PARTNERS 
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CLEANTURN ENTERPRISES

Professional Cleaning & Interior Demolition Services, 
Employment Partner

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THIRD WAY CAFE

Specialty Coffee Shop & Bookstore,
Employment Partner

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JESSIE'S WORLD

Women's Housing & Sobriety Services

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THE EXIT PROGRAM

Men's Housing & Sobriety Services

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CRIMSON CUP

Coffee Roasterie & Tea Supplier

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EMPOWERBUS

Transportation Services, Employment Partner

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HOT CHICKEN TAKEOVER

Nashville Hot Chicken Restaurant, Employment Partner