The IKE Box coffee shop, has been furthering our mission since 2004. The IKE Box creates opportunities to train, mentor, and employ divested youth in an apprenticeship program that restores dignity and builds self-sufficiency through belonging to a team, gaining skills, and working hard.
Our mission is for young people, but our vision is restored community. Everybody knows that we can’t have truly healthy young people without an engaged, caring community, but we also assert that we can’t have a truly healthy community without engaged, caring young people.
The non-profit organization, Isaac's Room, is dedicated to serving divested youth in our community since 2005. IKE is a nickname for Isaac, and the IKE Box is the street name and “storefront” of Isaac’s Room in the community. The IKE Box is a place where we look after each other and encourage each other to pursue our best life possible.