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The Brew Crew Project

Posted by: Patrick Catanzariti on September 17, 2015

Australian natural sweetener brand, Natvia has partnered with famed Melbourne cafe chain St. Ali and Melbourne City Mission to deliver the Brew Crew Project – an initiative aimed at providing disadvantaged individuals with practical career training.

The Brew Crew Project  – which is an industry first – takes five young people from the ages of 15-25 from the city Mission’s Melbourne Academy, and provides them with valuable skills including intensive barista training from the city’s top baristas including Matt Perger, Australian Barista Champion in 2013.

In addition to the barista training, each of the participants will also be invited to the Nativa head quarters for training on presentation, interviewing and networking skills.

Mark Hanna, co-director of Nativa said that the program will provide much needed skills to young adults in need.

“This program provides the necessary tools to these young adults to make a difference in their lives career wise.” said Hanna

“We are excited to be involved as partners with the City Mission and with St. Ali and hope to make this a long-term program and provide opportunities to other young people from the Melbourne Academy. “

Narelle Coulthard of the Melbourne Academy said that Natvia’s support will have a postive i9mpact of the city’s youth.

“The students at the Melbourne Academy has gone through hardship in their lives, so it is great that organisations like Natvia are willing to give them a helping hand. We are grateful for this opportunity and excited to see the positive impact this training will bring,” she said.

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