Grand Opening April 2, 2015 in Butare, Rwanda

Garden Grove, CA, June 19, 2015 - 10,000 miles from home, a man is displaying his love for the youth of Rwanda by opening a full-service "Teaching" coffee shop. Students who enter the program have the opportunity to develop hard skills required in entry level business positions, such as practicing their English, learning about English in a business atmosphere, working with money, customer service, selling products, using and maintaining equipment, and more; all as interns in a TEACHING CLASSROOM ENVIROMENT while working inside an actual retail Coffee Shop business serving the local community. What an incredible experience to learn first-hand, while on the job. Want to help?

WHY IS SOMEONE IN CALIFORNIA, OPENING A SHOP IN RWANDA? The country is filled with underserved vulnerable youth that were victims of the Genocide back in 1994, which killed as many as 750,000 people; leaving over 1,000,000 children without parents, families and being left to fend for themselves. Growing up in severe poverty with no educational opportunities, these young peoples’ lives have been about surviving each day, not looking towards their future.

Today, many of these young people are 15-25 years old and need our help NOW to facilitate change.

Construction for this unique coffee shop approach called NEHEMIAH'S BEST COFFEE began in 2012. Through the hard work of Skip Crittenden, the Program Director and PEACE Plan Facilitator in the USA, and 100’s of hours of modeled construction training with the local young people who actually did the tenant improvements with their own hands and the financial support of more than 600 faithful supporters here in the USA, the GRAND OPENING of this "working classroom" was April 2nd, 2015.

To see photos and learn more about NEHEMIAH'S BEST COFFEE, go to www.nehemiahsbestcoffee.org.

COME HEAR THE THREE YEAR JOURNEY ON JULY 11TH - On Saturday evening  July 11th, from 7pm to 9 pm  @ KAJABI, 2860 Michelle Dr., Irvine, CA 92606, California, Nehemiah's Best Coffee will share an evening of photos, videos and testimonials. They will outline how a man 10,000 miles from home, in a THIRD world country, with NO FUNDS, can HELP YOUTH FIGHT POVERTY in Rwanda.  Learn the process that over 3 years turned this dream into a reality. And today there are over 40 young people enrolled into the Nehemiah Training Center program.

ABOUT NEHEMIAH USA – Skip Crittenden is the owner of Sunrise Child Development Center in Garden Grove, CA, where he has been working with young people for over 20 years. Skip is also the PEACE Plan Facilitator in the USA for The Nehemiah Training Center and has helped write the curriculum, personally built the facilities and finance the program through Nehemiah’s supporters and groups. To learn more about how you can “Sponsor-a-Student” or become a supporter of this incredible program, go to our website or contact Skip directly at 714-328-4106. Or drop by the Coffee Shop in Rwanda and the first cup is on us … Curing Poverty in Rwanda one cup at a time!