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Work Options for Women Brewing Up a Barista Station -- and You Can Help

Work Options for Women -- the local nonprofit that helps train at-risk women (and men) for careers in the food industry through on-the-job training -- is nearing the end of its indiegogo campaign to raise $5,161 to outfit the Barista Training Station at Cafe United, the facility WOW will be running at the new Mile High United Way headquarters downtown.

WOW already manages the cafeteria at the Denver Department of Health and Human Services on Federal Boulevard, as well as the popular Cafe Options. See also: Jen Jasinski Doesn't Win Top Chef Masters -- But She Wins for WOW

Yesterday, WOW announced that it is more than 58 percent on the way to its goal:

With the funds raised so far we will be able to buy an espresso machine for the new training station!! Thank you for believing in Work Options for Women and for being a part of our mission to empower at-risk women through culinary job-training.

However, we still need to raise an additional $2,168 in order to reach our goal of $5,161, which will allow us to complete the Barista Training Station at Cafe United.

Please help us keep momentum going.

Want to donate to this very worthwhile cause? There are just a few days left; find out to contribute here.

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