CUPs Coffeehouse

Coffee and Catering With a Cause in Baltimore

CUPs Coffeehouse is dedicated to bringing you great coffee and food.  Through food and beverage sales we are committed to creating opportunities for local youth and to building community.  CUPs works directly with Project I CAN, a program of Fusion Partnerships, to provide hands on workforce development for disconnected youth living in Baltimore City. 

Results

Interns learning how to properly use kitchen equipment. 

Interns learning how to properly use kitchen equipment. 

Wages Post Graduation

Catering provides hands on learning for Project I CAN interns. 

Catering provides hands on learning for Project I CAN interns. 


Project I CAN

A program of Fusion Partnerships (501 C 3)

Project I CAN is open to individuals ages 16-24 living in or attending school in Baltimore City who are experiencing employment barriers. These barriers could include former incarceration, poverty and low education attainment.

Project I CAN is a workforce development program that offers 2 tracks, Intro Track (IT) and Career Track (CT).  All interns are required to complete IT, a 48-hour, 8-week introduction class that prepares interns for the Serve Safe Manager/Handler Certification exam.  If interns successfully complete IT and pass the Serve Safe exam they will be offered an opportunity to apply for CT, a yearlong paid internship with CUPs Coffeehouse.  During CT interns focus on job skills, life skills, and leadership development. 

Please visit the Calendar of Events page to find out when the next Information Session will be held. Anyone interested in applying to Project I CAN must attend an information session.  

Project I CAN is different than anything I have done before. It’s not like other programs I’ve been to, we actually get to do things that matter.
— Brenna, Class of 2016