Do Good. Drink CoffeeFirst.

On this week's episode, we celebrate the grand opening of Mental Health Association Oklahoma's innovative CoffeeFirst employment program on Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving. 
We talk with...
Clara Correa, who oversees the CoffeeFirst program for the Association...
Tyler Duncan, of Topeca Coffee Roasters
Mary Burchett, of Bank of America, and
Maria Morris, an inspirational CoffeeFirst employee 
CoffeeFirst is a social enterprise providing barista training to adults who have experienced mental illness, homelessness and/or incarceration. Its mission is to provide temporary employment to individuals, equipping them with professional transferable skills and experience. The barista training prepares CoffeeFirst employees for competitive employment within their community.
The grand opening will take place at 10 a.m., Tuesday, December 3. The media and the general public will gather in front of the coffee cart located in the lobby of Legacy Plaza’s Conference Center, 5330 East 31st Street.
The Association’s coffee cart will serve specialty coffee sourced from Topeca Coffee Roasters. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Visit CoffeeFirst online at, and follow it on Instagram via @coffeefirsttulsa.

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