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“Having the privilege of working with Longfellow to get the newest location launched has been incredible from day one – they have been willing to work with us in terms of what we need. Working through the build out, how to bring our brand into the community and launch it successfully has been amazing. The Longfellow team went above and beyond to make those connections throughout their marketing, property managers, public relations, and construction professionals.
For a small business looking to expand, Longfellow has made it their mission to truly partner with us and make sure our needs are met for our team to succeed and continue our mission of helping employ adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
321 Coffee was founded in 2017 by Lindsay Wrege and Michael Evans, Raleigh entrepreneurs and recent alumni of NC State. What started as pop-up coffee stands on folding tables at various local events has grown to become a well-loved and steadfast staple in the community. 321 Coffee is a coffee shop and roaster focusing on workforce inclusion of individuals with disabilities. Based in Raleigh, the company currently employs over 50 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). 321 baristas do it all: roasting the coffee, taking the orders, and making the lattes. Launched in 2017, the company is on a mission to change the statistic that 80% of adults with disabilities are unemployed.