Dear Friends and Supporters of Curt’s Café,
We are writing to let you know that our founder, Susan Garcia Trieschmann, has decided to transition from her role as Executive Director of Curt’s later this year. Susan has served as Curt’s Executive Director since its founding, almost 10 years ago, working ceaselessly to build Curt’s and help the more than 500 students who have been served by our mission. It is precisely because we have built a strong, thriving organization that Susan believes the time has now come for a transition in order to help ensure Curt’s enduring and continued success going forward. The Curt’s Board of Directors is fully supportive of Susan’s decision.
I listened to a speaker recently and was mesmerized as he spoke about Leading A Good Life. He said, “the ingredient to leading the good life was not expensive, not hard to get, not available to only a few, not scarce and there was no talent required”.
As a cook he had me at “ingredient”, but I listened closely, and it really made me think of my work at Curt’s Cafe. He said all you must do to live a Good Life is fill your life with goodness, love, kindness, gratitude, compassion, and generosity – which are the real ingredients that makes Curt’s what it is.
As we continue to navigate through the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, we were able to reopen both cafes in June. Through it all, 2021 was a successful year for Curt‘s Cafe. Over 50 new students participated in our program and many graduates returned – some just to check in and others needing additional support, which we provided. Our popular Dinner & Dialogue program allowed us to engage in meaningful conversations while the cafes were closed and we are thrilled that this program continues to thrive today.
Celebrate September with our Bakery Monthly Specials: Peach Pie Scones, Apple Cinnamon Muffins, Sprinkle Sugar Cookie. And, we have a 50% off on all freshly baked pastries from 1:30 – 3pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Our Staff and Student Monthly Special is 21% off Frappes for all Food Service Workers.
Celebrate July with our Bakery Monthly Specials on Blueberry Lemon Scones, Sunrise Muffins, and Snickerdoodles. And, we have a 50% off on all freshly baked pastries from 1:30 – 3pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Our Staff and Student Monthly Special is Caprese Avocado Bowl on Romain with Balsamic Glaze.
On June 8th, Curt’s Café was named the 2021 Impact 100 Chicago Grant recipient. Curt’s Café provides a comprehensive program consisting of workforce training, life skills, intellectual learning, and continuous emotional support for young adults living in at risk situations in Cook and Lake Counties.