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Learn About Stomping Grounds

A student led, social justice cafe rooted in equity, visibility, and community.

Stomping Grounds mission is to ensure everyone has a seat at the table and its vision to be the national model for authentic social enterprise.

Stomping Grounds focus is simple:

Provide an authentic experiential learning opportunity via the hands-on, day-to-day operation, management and promotion of the coffee shop

Become a national model for YouthBuild Philadelphia Business Administration Scholars program, a real-world learning training center.

Create a more rigorous curriculum with additional learning experiences in entrepreneurship, social enterprise, marketing, customer service, and event planning

Allows young adults to create a vibrant, responsive and authentic space that can grow in harmony with the needs of their community

Leverage strategic partners, organizations, nonprofits, and businesses within the community to create stronger relationships with the residents of the community.

Become a model of a triple bottom line business that puts people, planet, and profit paramount.

Youthbuild

Stomping Grounds’ mission, to ensure everyone has a seat at the table and its vision to be the national model for authentic social enterprise, is supported by one of the largest YouthBuild programs in the US.

Since 1992, YouthBuild Philadelphia has helped young adults reclaim their education and build a brighter future for themselves through education, job training, and service. YouthBuild and Stomping Grounds remain true to the core purpose: helping motivated young adults succeed.

Stomping Grounds is where the students can use their new-found skills to improve their community.

Since 1992, YouthBuild Philadelphia has helped young adults reclaim their education and build a brighter future for themselves through education, job training, and service. YouthBuild and Stomping Grounds remain true to the core purpose: helping motivated young adults succeed.