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Connections: New City Cafe

New City Cafein the Beechwood neighborhood opened in June, and it already has a number of regular customers. The cafe is part of 441 Ministries, a grassroots, faith-based organization based on Parsells Avenue. Its mission is to "re-neighbor" the community through a number of programs, including mentoring opportunities for teenagers.

New City Cafe was born from that mission. It employs teens from the neighborhood and provides them with skill-building opportunities. And it just might be the best coffee shop in Rochester. Our guests:

  • John Lee, director of New City Cafe
  • Chris Holdridge, founder of 441 Ministries
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.