Chicago Tonight with Jay Shefsky

Curt’s Cafe Serves Up Job Training, Food for Thought

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Curt’s Cafe Serves Up Job Training, Food for Thought

As seen on WTTW with Jay Shefsky | January 6, 2016

Every discussion of crime, poverty or high incarceration rates points back – in part – to jobs. For the last three years an innovative restaurant job-training program in Evanston has been providing support and practical experience to young men and more recently, women. Jay Shefsky went to Curt’s Café to learn more.

Inspring U: Curt’s Cafe

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Inspring U: Curt’s Cafe

As seen on WCIU’s The U
10/07/15

One woman opened a cafe that employs at-risk students who are eager to work, but lack opportunity. Learn the story behind Curt’s Cafe. – Watch it here:

Curt’s Café provides job training and mentoring for juvenile offenders between the ages of 15 and 24.

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Curt’s Café provides job training and mentoring for juvenile offenders between the ages of 15 and 24.

Windy City Live features Curt’s Café on February 23, 2015

Chicago’s Best Giving Back: Curt’s Café

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WGN features Curt’s Café on December 15, 2014

Women 2 Know: Susan Trieschmann

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Women 2 Know: Susan Trieschmann

Susan Trieschmann is a veteran business owner; and an expert at cooking, catering, and giving at-risk kids a chance. She’s determined to prove they can hold jobs and she does it by hiring them at Curt’s Cafe, a tiny neighborhood gathering place in Evanston. CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports.

Curt’s Cafe Helps At-Risk Youth Turn Lives Around

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Curt’s Cafe Helps At-Risk Youth Turn Lives Around

Curt’s Cafe in Evanston is a cozy place with a homemade menu. It’s also a gathering place filled with friends, neighbors, and a very special staff. Stop by and you’ll get more than sandwiches and muffins, you’ll get a chance to see a young person at risk make a new life. CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports.

Hungry for Change: A Café That Serves More than Food

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Hungry for Change: A Café That Serves More than Food

Hungry for Change: A Café That Serves More than Food

Curt’s Café teaches job skills to keep young people out of jail.

by Kevin Davis

On a cold Chicago day in 2006, Susan Trieschmann and other students in her community college class visited a juvenile detention facility. She listened to a group of young men talk about broken homes, troubled families and lost opportunities. “I heard their stories and listened with my heart,” Trieschmann says. “And I couldn’t get that out of my head.”


Those stories became her obsession. “I kept visiting the same theme,” says Trieschmann, who previously had run a successful catering business. “Our kids are getting arrested at an incredible rate. They’re getting incarcerated at an incredible rate.”


Trieschmann’s own childhood struggles stirred her empathy, and her work experience helped her come up with a way to turn lives around.


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Curts Cafe: Dine with Purpose

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Curts Cafe: Dine with Purpose

Published on May 13, 2013

At Curt’s you’ll find freshly brewed coffee, homemade pastries, inspired sandwiches, soups, and salads in a warm and welcoming home away from home.

Curt’s Cafe is on TV!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Susan Trieschmann featured on WGNCurt’s Cafe was featured on WGN’s Chicago’s Very Own segment. Very Exciting! Click here to see the video.