A 2nd Cup

Pictured are A 2nd Cup Executive Director of Strategy and Impact Kathryn Rogers (left) and Executive Director of Finance and Operations Chasiti Mosely. The coffee shop recently received a grant to help human trafficking survivors. (Photo from Facebook) 

A Heights coffee shop dedicated to combatting human trafficking recently received a major boost in its mission to help and advocate for survivors.

On July 26, A 2nd Cup at 1111 E. 11th Street in the Heights was announced as one of eight recipients of an $11,000 community grant from Houston television station KHOU and the Tegna Foundation. In total, eight Houston-area nonprofit organizations received a total of $88,000, according to a news release.

The community grants are aimed at organizations in Houston that address issues such as education, unemployment, homelessness, at-risk youth, autism and more. A 2nd Cup was established in 2011 to raise awareness of human trafficking in Houston and help develop resources for survivors.

“Our stations’ commitment to investing in their local communities is core to our purpose of serving the greater good,” TEGNA president and CEO Dave Lougee said.

According to the release, the grant for A 2nd Cup will support its Brazen Table program. Brazen Table is a holistic culinary and job skills training program that A 2nd Cup began in 2018 operating as an extension of their mission, according to the coffee shop. The coffee shop partners with other anti-trafficking organizations, and invests in aftercare for survivors of trafficking, according to its website.

For more information about A 2nd Cup and their mission, follow them on Facebook or visit their website at a2ndcup.com

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