A small cafe with a big mission!
Inclusion. Jobs. Dignity.
At Rise Up Cafe, we provide secure, successful jobs which in turn help our employees form meaningful friendships with their peers; live independently; improve their public speaking, develop self-advocacy and communication skills; and feel valued and included by society. We celebrate and honor their special abilities!
It's an Inclusion Revolution!
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For too long, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been kept in the shadows. Rise Up Cafe is about inclusion, acceptance and opportunity for all. Visit us in our awesome flagship shop, right in the middle of downtown Sarasota, Florida.
Dignity and Respect
Great coffee, ice cream, and food in an inspiring environment
Slow down, enjoy delicious coffee, breakfast sandwiches, gourmet ice cream, yummy lunches, and indulgent treats while you spend time with our amazing Rise Up Cafe team members.
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It took a vision and a village to establish and cultivate our coffee and ice cream shop, Rise Up Cafe. Many thanks to our generous partners.