Project Details

The Mobile Cafe provides an employment stepping-stone for individuals transitioning out of homelessness into full-time employment. The cart will be environmentally friendly and committed to paying employees a living wage, while providing the necessary training, experience, and personal development required to transition into an economically stable life. The primary objectives of the mobile cafe are job creation, public square revitalization, and the empowerment of a marginalized sector of our community, the homeless.

Zia MacWilliams's Biography


Project Update

February 2016
Zia has shifted the focus of her project to building an urban garden that will provide hands-on training for youth at San Jose's Juvenile Hall. The participants will be directly involved in plotting, planting, and gathering the produce which will then be sold at local markets. Local students are scheduled to host 2-4 classes and workshops at the garden each month. The garden is set to open in February 2016. The project is supported by five community partners, including the juvenile prison which is paying for the water and background checks, a non-profit agency that is donating plants, and a local landscape architect who is providing design services.

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