They Already Know How to Make Coffee –
July 29, 2018 – Hiring managers at Burger King refused to take a risk on Holly King. She realized her history of drug use overshadowed her qualifications and sobriety, she said. “What is the point?” King, 35, said. “I’m trying to be successful, and nobody wants to give me a chance.” That was, until JC’s Cafe did. The cafe King now manages hires people recovering from drug addiction and offers them another chance at professional life – something its employees often can’t find elsewhere. The cafe’s owners saw firsthand how difficult it could be to find employment. Peter Martin and Jon Phelps opened JC’s Cafe in June in the Fusion Faith Center in Albany. JC stands for Jesus Christ. Inspirational religious messages and art adorn the walls of the cafe, and a Bible sits between the napkins and the sugar.