Most people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are unemployed

We're here to help change that


For too long, people with disabilities have been kept in the shadows. Rise Up Cafe, proudly located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, is about inclusion, acceptance and opportunity for all.

And there’s more

We have classrooms and staff dedicated to job skills training to help prepare our friends with intellectual and developmental disabilities to work in the shop and for other local businesses.

Rise Up Cafe has partnered with Easterseals and The Haven, two non-profits dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals by encouraging independence, championing inclusion and advocating for individual rights.

Jobs, Training, Friendship, Dignity

It's An Inclusion Revolution

Donate to Rise Up Cafe through our supporting nonprofit, Inclusion Revolution

Learn more about Inclusion Revolution.



Interested in Joining Our Team?

We are always looking for amazing people to help in our shop, and for others who are interested in job skills training.