The Dog Days are Almost Done!
Hot enough for ya?Well of course we can barely stand it. The sunscreen I plaster on my face every morning begins to melt away as soon as I walk from…Read More
Keeping it Together
Before the pandemic, The Portico Cafe was a small and mighty team of baristas and catering managers.For many this was their second “shot” at rebuilding a life for themselves and…Read More
The Pursuit of Happiness
The Declaration of Independence: it could be called the ultimate break-up letter.We had to tell England, “You don’t own me“, we are born with natural rights endowed by our Creator.And while…Read More
Season of Celebration
Last week a dear friend of mine reached out to me for inspiration.“What does Juneteenth mean to you?”For me the answer was simple. It’s about freedom and humanity.Last year, after the…Read More
What Are You Here For?
Have you ever answered our post-it wall question?Upon entry into The Cafe you are encountered by a question.Your answer is then affixed to a plexiglass wall for all to see–as they compose…Read More
What Dreams May Come
When I began to think about this week’s cover letter, I was in a more optimistic space.I was ready to share a great discovery I had just made about one…Read More
Road to Victory: Celebrating Year Five
It’s our anniversary.After five years of operation, I’m so proud to announce that The Portico Cafe is still in business.In short, we have survived: In spite of the shutdown In…Read More
Check it out!
I have never been so excited over something so mundane: new carpet.We’ve had a number of facility improvement projects on campus since our launch in 2017. This includes everything from new street…Read More
This time of year is filled with so much hope, nostalgia and promise.It is a joy to see children grow to be teens and mark such milestones as prom, graduation…Read More
Stand by Mindi
It’s been said before: restoring one life creates multitudes of positive pathways in a family and a community. Since our launch, The Portico has helped restore the lives of 20 people through employment…Read More