Ways to get Involved

The West Side neighborhood of Asbury Park has a long tradition of community pride and friendship among and between neighbors and reliance on each other in times of need. The operation of the Kula Café in the West Side neighborhood directly supports these characteristics.  Residents of the neighborhood, despite differences, will have the opportunity to support the growth and future of training program participants while having a good, affordably priced meal. In addition, the café will offer a meeting place for residents and community members while contributing to the success of the participants in the program. Finally, Kula Cafe will bring a working eatery to the West Side community in the early stages of its revitalization, where the community will come together with the common goal of supporting its residents in creating a better future by building their own economic foundation for independence. There are many ways to support the Kula Café. Just by purchasing a meal you are funding the participant in the program.  You may want to get more involved.  We have some suggestions below.

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Apply to Program

The Kula Café Training Program is 16 weeks in duration – 4 weeks of job readiness training, 8 weeks of hands on experience in the Kula Café, and 4 weeks of paid internship with local restaurants, allowing the participants to demonstrate the skills they have developed to a prospective employer.

If you want to be part of the Kula Café Program, please visit FBIG in Suite 105 on 1201 Springwood Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712.  Or call FBIG on 732-455 0515 for more information.

Donate

The Kula Café will offer a paid training site and workplace for young adults facing significant barriers to employment but who have the desire and willingness to create change in their lives. You can go to our home page and click the donate button and you can make an online donation.  If you rather donate by mail, please send donation to Interfaith Neighbors, 810 4th Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712. Please indicate on your check FBO: Kula Café.  We will send a confirmation upon receipt.

The “all-in” cost to train one individual through their 16 weeks of participation is approximately $3500.  Donations of any amount in support of the Kula Program are welcomed! If your are inclined to sponsor a participant, please contact Heather at heathers@interfaithneighbors.org or call 732-455-0515.

Volunteer

The word kula, means “an intentional community”- a community where people strive together with a common vision.  The Kula Café provides the building blocks, physical location and spirit of opportunity for the creation of an intentional community within Asbury Park.  If your are interested please contact Heather at heathers@interfaithneighbors.org or call 732-455-0515

For any other questions email us at info@kulacafe.org or fill out this form.