Falcon Realty Advisors Donates Full Scholarships to Cafe Momentum Interns
Realty group moved by nonprofit restaurant’s mission to ‘Eat. Drink. Change Lives.’
Dallas, September 11, 2015 – Falcon Realty Advisors, a commercial realty group specializing exclusively in tenant representation for retail, restaurant and entertainment businesses, has made a multi-year scholarship commitment to Café Momentum. For each of the next three years, Falcon will fully fund an Associate’s Degree in culinary arts at El Centro College in downtown Dallas for one of Cafe Momentum’s interns.
Founded in 2011 by Chef Chad Houser as a monthly pop-up experience and moving to a brick-and-mortar location this year, Cafe Momentum is a restaurant training program that provides post-release paid internships for juvenile offenders through which they receive intensive culinary, job and life-skill training, as well as continued mentoring and support to foster successful re-entry into the community.
“One of Falcon’s founding principles has been to positively affect the communities where we live and that we serve. After visiting Cafe Momentum, meeting the young men who work there and hearing Chef Houser’s inspiring words, I knew this was something special that I wanted our firm to be part of,” said Tim Hughes, President and CEO of Falcon Realty Advisors.
Interested interns will apply for the scholarships, which will be granted annually to one applicant to fund his entire Associate’s Degree education at El Centro. A selection committee consisting of Hughes and Houser, along with Lane Cardwell, a Director within Falcon’s Restaurant & Entertainment Division and advisor to El Centro College’s Culinary Arts Program, and other members of both Falcon Realty Advisors and Cafe Momentum’s staff, will make the selection.
“Our motto is to ‘Eat. Drink. Change Lives.’ – and that applies to both our interns and our guests’ preconceptions of who these young men are. Café Momentum creates opportunities for long-term, sustainable employment for a demographic that may otherwise continue to burden the justice system and taxpayers. Our hope is that by creating an ecosystem built around support and guidance, we can position them in the best way possible for success and empowerment,” said Houser.
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About Falcon Realty Advisors:
Falcon Realty Advisors is a privately owned commercial real estate company based in North Texas and operating throughout the U.S. that works exclusively with retail, restaurant and entertainment tenants in real estate strategy, construction and development. Since 2001, Falcon has been marrying the big picture with the bottom line through a model of conscious business to enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.falconcompanies.com.
Arden Elliott, 214-329-9191