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The Osage Café is a social enterprise café serving delicious breakfast and lunch options in Denver’s Mariposa District. Established in 2013 by the non-profit, the Youth Employment Academy, the café employs underserved young adults, ages 16-24, and trains them in skills to help them succeed in the culinary industry.

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Arts Street uses the creative arts to empower youth and young adults, ages 14-24, to pursue future education and employment opportunities. It harnesses their talents and provides them with real-world experience in the creative industries through our art-based academies, internships, and mentorship programs.

YEA’s newest social enterprise, Decatur Fresh is a grocery market, workforce training program and community space. It offers local residents in the Sun Valley neighborhood affordable, nutritious, international food options while providing youth training in careers in customer service or grocery store management.

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