Mandala Café

Founded in 2015, the Mandala Café is a nonprofit business in Harlem dedicated to fostering interaction among guests of all backgrounds. Their mission is to provide dignity, care and mutuality around the issues of employment and food. Along with the Manhattan Satya Sai Baba Community, the Café cosponsors a weekly free outdoor meal, open to all, every Wednesday in Central Harlem.

The CCS grant is used to fund the Mandala Kitchens Culinary Training & Catering program which works with individuals who have had barriers to employment, are re-entrants to the community from being incarcerated, are formerly homeless, are veterans or have some kind of medical or mental health issues.