Our coffee cart also provides an opportunity for our customers to engage directly with our employees, providing a greater, more tangible connection to the cause.
The Underground Collaborative will partner with social services to lend on their expertise and relationships with their clients, and to ensure employees receive the necessary wrap around support.
With continued support, employees will move onto employment in partnership with other hospitality establishments, to provide long-term and sustainable employment beyond Ground+Co.
By the first year of operations, we expect to have impacted the lives of at least two people experiencing, or at-risk of homelessness. Through providing training and employment, our baristas would be considered highly employable, with training and at least six months’ experience.
If you’re a cafe, and would like to partner with us to be a part of our employees’ ongoing journey, please get in touch.
We are working with securing suppliers and funding, so in the meantime, check out our sketch of the carts to come! More information to follow. Stay tuned!