Ada's Cafe

Service Provider in Palo Alto, California

As the mother of a child with a developmental disability, Kathleen wanted to create opportunities to empower her son and help him be independent.

As Charlie started middle school, Kathleen was inspired to set up a cafe that taught cooking skills to students with special needs. She continued the mission at Charlie’s high school, where she set up a cafe run collaboratively by students in the special day class and their high school peers.

The idea for a cafe like Ada’s came from Kathleen’s personal experience and she now takes over as a mother, cheerleader, and advocate for her employees. Her passion for elevating the lives of adults with disabilities inspires a strong work ethic and fosters a warm and welcoming community.


Sustainable Development Goals & Related Targets

8. Decent Work and Economic Growth: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Targets: 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9, 8.10, 8.A, 8.B More info


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3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, California
USA 94303
(650) 327-2327

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