We hope to change the narrative of a neighborhood negatively associated with gang violence. We have developed a social impact fund which donates $1 of every bag of coffee sold toward scholarships and funding for young people in Back of the Yards. The social impact fund is meant to fund youth programs, education and scholarships as well as encouraging peace within the community. We are also committed to sustainability and strive to reduce the wastes generated by our store by offering reusable cups and by composting other wastes. We sell baked goods in our coffeehouse made from locally-grown ingredients and seek to source as many products from the neighborhood as possible from around the neighborhood.