Mon. – Fri. 7AM – 5PM

Sat.– 8AM - 5PM

2600 Nine Mile Road, RVA 23223


Welcome to FPC

We are a cafe with a mission to equip young people from Richmond's East End with valuable skills and work experience. We take pride in serving quality breakfast, lunch, and coffee that creates a friendly front porch culture for the entire community. 

The Front Porch Cafe is owned and operated by Church Hill Activities and Tutoring, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to serve the youth of Richmond's East End and equip them with the heart, head, and hands to make transformative life decisions. The Front Porch Cafe is made possible by a partnership with Bon Secours Sarah Garland Jones Center and the Robins Foundation. 

Work Leadership Institute

The Work Leadership Institute began as a program we called Entrepreneurship, an outgrowth of our hugely successful life skills class, Nehemiah’s Workshop.  In this popular Wacky Wednesday class, students learn woodworking skills; in Nehemiah's Workshop a select few high school students were hired to produce and sell corn hole games, picnic tables, bird feeders and other products.

The final work program option is Screen Printing, where students make and manage orders of hundreds of t-shirts for CHAT and other clients. 

Now we are the proud recipient of the Lora M. and E. Claiborne Robins Community Innovation Grant, which will create more opportunities for students to participate in on-the-job training and job-readiness classes that foster a deeper understanding of the challenges and fulfillment of the work environment.