Our Story

Born out of a desire to create jobs in our neighborhood, provide mentoring opportunities that empower youth, and train teenagers in job skills such as customer service, marketing, and craftsmanship, Humphreys Street Coffee was created. We are a social enterprise within our parent non-profit, Harvest Hands Community Development, and employ 16 teens per year.

100% of our profits are reinvested into programs and scholarships that support our students.

Zeinabu - Barista in Training at Humphreys Street

When a local teen applies for and receives a job at Humphreys Street, they are trained in a highly skilled craft and are given the opportunity to earn money in a neighborhood where few positive economic opportunities exist. Humphreys Street employees also have the opportunity to tour colleges, learn about trade school options, and spend time with mentors who share about their education, career, and other life experiences. Additionally, students are provided with financial literacy training, access to resources to open checking and savings accounts, and opportunities to earn academic scholarships upon graduation.

Kevonte - Coffee Roaster at Humphreys Street
Student employees at Humphreys Street
Student employee, Abdi at Humphreys Street

To learn more about supporting Humphreys Street, please visit the Harvest Hands CDC website here.