ReConnect Café Empowers Young Men in Bed-Stuy

At ReConnect Café, barista Mubarak DuPass doesn’t just learn people skills and how to make food, he’s part of an initiative that gives young men in Bed-Stuy – who have been affected by violence or the criminal justice system – economic opportunities and the skills to become employable. In this BRIC TV video produced by Fred Brown, meet DuPass and others employed and involved with ReConnect, including its founder Rev. Jim Oshea who says:

“You can preach something to someone, ‘you should do this, you should do that, you should change your life,’ but if you can’t offer a real pathway to do that, they just become empty words or moralizing.

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