Teacher Appreciation Day with Welton Street Cafe

Welton Street Manuals

On Friday February 26th, we were thrilled to be able to collaborate with our newest partner, Welton Street Cafe, and deliver a FEAST to a group of 50 teachers and administrators from McAuliffe Manual Middle School.


The last 12 months have been incredibly difficult on our essential workers and there is no group more essential than our Teachers. On Friday February 26th, we were thrilled to be able to collaborate with our newest partner, Welton Street Cafe, and deliver a FEAST to a group of 50 teachers and administrators from McAuliffe Manual Middle School.

Following the launch of WeltonStreetCafe.com, our Director of Community Engagement Ez Gadson suggested coming up with a way to thank our local educators. Ez currently works in operations at Denver Public Schools, and immediately thought of McAuliffe Manual Middle School, located just a few blocks from the Cafe. Within two short weeks, Ez coordinated a multitude of moving parts, to ensure we were able to visit and speak with the staff from McAuliffe Manual, and do so safely. Getting the opportunity to share our Foundation’s story with mission driven individuals is exactly why we do what we do. 

We did get quite a laugh when we realized most teachers only had a few minutes to spare in between classes, which meant they would be eating the best Caribbean Soul Food in America… right in front of their students. We simply took this as an opportunity to have the staff pass along to their class that if they want a free meal themselves, they should actively seek out ways to get involved in their community. Moving forward, TUF plans to partner with McAuliffe Manual during the Spring and Summer to run technical workshops to allow students interested in learning more about web design and project management an extra opportunity to do so. 

We are so thankful to Welton Street Cafe for providing the food, McAuliffe Manual for having us over, and Ez for putting together such a fantastic day. A special shoutout to Cenya, Fathima and Fathim from Welton Street Cafe for dealing with all our requests and delivering an absolutely fire spread. First collab of many, can’t wait until the next one!