Please Support our Mission to Build Hope and Change Lives!

Greetings from Café Reconcile, and thank you for believing in the youth we serve.

In eleven years, Reconcile has become a national leader in workforce development training for New Orleans’ most important resource – our young people.  Our innovative life skills and culinary training program helps our youth develop the skills and confidence they need to get and keep career-track jobs in our city’s thriving hospitality sector.

In the last three years, we have nearly tripled the number of youth who complete our program annually, with nearly 100 on track to graduate this year.  You can now see our graduates successfully employed at more than 25 of New Orleans’ finest restaurants and hotels, including: Emeril’s, Café Adelaide, Domenica, Palace Café, the Loews New Orleans, the Ritz-Carlton, the Omni Royal Orleans, and the Roosevelt.  In recent months, two of our graduates have been recognized as “Employee of the Month” by their respective employer: Brandon at the Loews, and Sam at the Intercontinental.

In too many cases, our young people have been let down by the institutions that exist to support them, most notably family, education, and criminal justice. Reconcile needs your generous financial support to continue providing hope for a new and better life. We invite you to be a source of hope and change, supporting our students as they strive to become productive citizens living stable and healthy lives.

Join our mission of reconciliation by investing in the success of our young people.  To donate, visit our donate page.

Thanks again for your support of Reconcile. Working and praying together, we will succeed in our mission to build hope and change lives.


Cafe Reconcile

INVEST IN SUCCESS! Here’s how your gift can help change a life TODAY.

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$5,000 – Reconciler

Fully underwrites the cost of changing a young person’s life:

  • Essential life skills instruction
  • Culinary mentoring
  • 12-week incentivized work stipend
  • Two meals per day
  • Bus tokens
  • Uniform
  • 12 months of active case management

$2,000 – Changer of Lives

Covers all program essentials:

  • 12-week incentivized work stipend
  • Two meals per day
  • Bus tokens
  • Uniform

$1,450 – Builder of Hope

Covers the full 12-week incentivized work stipend for one student

$1,000 – Founder

Supports one week of essential life skills instruction

$500 – Executive Chef

Covers the full cost of work uniforms for five students:

  • Cap, polo shirt, pants, belt, shoes, socks

$300 – Sous Chef

Covers the transportation costs (bus tokens) for two students

$100 – Pantry Chef

Buys a complete uniform for one student

$60 – Line Cook

Provides bus tokens to one student for five weeks

$25 – Apprentice

Feeds three students for a day

All gifts to Café Reconcile are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Proud to be Supported by
BiLo/Winn-Dixie Emeril Lagasse Foundation Baptist Community Ministries Shell
Reconcile New Orleans, Inc.
1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd • NOLA 70113
Phone • 504.568.1157Fax • 504.568.9599

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