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New Dallas coffee shop will employ teen, young adult foster children.

“La La Land Kind Café will open in Dallas’ Lower Greenville neighborhood and feature all-organic products and a staff that is aging out of the foster care system.The café’s owner said the idea is to employ and mentor foster youth who have not had the same opportunities other kids have had.”


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dallas eater

This Stunning New Cafe Empowers Foster Youth Near Lowest Greenville

“The 23-year-old founder Francois Reihani created the cafe as an extension of his non-profit We Are One Project, which employs foster youth who have turned 18 and are no longer receiving assistance. To that end, La La Land Kind Café will be staffed by foster kids who are aging out of the system or have already turned 18 and are struggling to find or maintain a job. “We give them the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to thrive in the working world,” Reihani said in a statement. Plus, 10 percent of proceeds from the café will fund the We Are One Project.


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culturemap

Cheery new cafe off Dallas’ Lower Greenville brews coffee and kindness.

“La La Land was founded by 23-year-old Francois Reihani, who also founded a companion nonprofit called We Are One Project. The cafe’s mission is to provide a place of employment for foster youth who have turned 18 and are no longer receiving assistance.”


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cnn

This cafe is changing lives by hiring young people who've aged out of the foster care system

"Francois Reihani was born into a loving and supportive family that provided for him in every way.

As a child, he thought that was normal. But as he grew older, he began to realize that other kids weren't so lucky -- and that he could do something about it."


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cbs news

"In the business of kindness": Dallas cafe hires foster kids who have aged out of system

It's hard to imagine that the bubbly barista behind the counter at La La Land Kind Cafe was struggling a year ago.

Ciara Morton said she would be homeless if she didn't work there. "If this light never came into my life, I would be suffering from depression," she said.

The Dallas coffee shop has become a safe haven for foster kids. In Texas alone, more than 1,200 youth aged out of the system last year, and many end up on the streets.


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insider

A Dallas cafe is hiring young adults who have aged out of the foster care system to keep them off the streets

A cafe in Dallas, Texas, is hiring young adults who have aged out of the foster care system in hopes of keeping them safe, employed, and off the streets.

La La Land Kind Cafe has hired nine former foster children since opening last year, and its owner, 24-year-old Francois Reihani, said his goal is to help youth learn skills they can use in the real world, he told CBS News.


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wfaa

The purpose behind La La Land Kind Cafe


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fox news

Unique new café opens in Dallas to give foster kids opportunities

A new Dallas café that hopes to help foster kids transition into adulthood opened Monday morning.

The La La Land Kind Café offers jobs to young people aging out of the foster system. And the 23-year-old founder said the new business is more about just giving customers a pick-me-up.


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cbs dfw

Texas Treasures: La La Land Kind Cafe

A young Dallas entrepreneur has found a way to help kids who are aging out of the state’s foster care system. It’s a Texas Treasure, and it’s happening one latte at a time at La La Land Kind Cafe.

Ciara Moton, 20, is the epitome of a confident, efficient, hard-working barista. But just one year ago, she was unable to hold down a job, had lost her car, and found herself homeless. A runaway from the foster care system — and whose parents were sent to prison when she was just a baby — Moton has faced struggles many couldn’t imagine.


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nbc news dfw

Dallas Coffee Shop Employs Former Foster Kids

The newest coffee shop in Dallas is serving up more than just coffee. It starts with the smiles you see behind the counter.


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dallas morning news

Now open: A ‘kind cafe’ coffee shop employing former foster kids in Dallas

This new Greenville Avenue shop has a big heart.


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cbs dfw

La La Land Kind Cafe Serves with Purpose

More than just latte’s and avocado toast. Taryn Jones visits La La Land Kind Cafe where they’re serving with purpose. Because at this sunny shop they hire and mentor foster youth aging out of the system.


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dallas observer

La La Land Kind Cafe Gives Lowest Greenville a Sweet Cafe — and Ample Outdoor Space

Dallas loves to sit outside, especially this time of year, when our brief but furious winter gives way to a beautifully breezy and even more brief spring. La La Land Kind Cafe, a new Lowest Greenville coffee shop, is capitalizing on this adoration for patio space with its airy new cafe and plenty of outdoor seating.


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lakewood advocate

Former foster youth find jobs at new La La Land Cafe on Lower Greenville.

“The feel-good coffee shop La La Land Kind Cafe, which employees former foster youth, will open Monday in a 100-year-old renovated home on Lowest Greenville, according to a news release.The spot at 5626 Bell Ave. will be open daily and provide an extensive coffee and tea menu with a small assortment of pastries and toast. The drinks are meticulously sourced, with the espresso machine built by hand for 15 weeks in Amsterdam. The matcha tea is sourced from one of the oldest family-owned farms in Japan.“


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