Assemblyman Fong Honors Covenant Coffee as 2018 Nonprofit of the Year
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Vince Fong honored Covenant Coffee as the 34th Assembly District’s 2018 Nonprofit of the Year. Covenant Coffee is a nonprofit coffee company that employs and trains former foster youth. The coffee shop operates as a means to help former foster youth find success in the workplace. Through on-the-job training and mentoring, these youth learn work skills and invaluable life lessons.

“Covenant Coffee provides a foundation and hope for former foster youth in our community.” said Fong. “Every day Covenant Coffee is changing lives and helping our youth in need in Kern County. I am very proud of the work they do and it is my privilege to honor Covenant Coffee as our Nonprofit of the Year.”

Covenant Coffee founder and Executive Director, Randy Martin, was dedicated to helping former foster kids get ahead in this world by job training, mentoring and job placement. He had realized that many teens were leaving the foster system without critical skills that would allow them to thrive in the workplace; therefore, Covenant Coffee was born in 2010.

“Staff and volunteers at Covenant have a passion to help young people every day, and we are deeply humbled to be recognized by Assemblyman Vince Fong for our work and Mission” said Randy Martin.

This is the third annual California Nonprofits Day Celebrations hosted by CalNonprofits where nonprofit honorees are recognized at the Capitol and followed by a luncheon. Assemblyman Fong is privileged to honor Covenant Coffee.