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Citizen is the Media Institute's storefront and community space on bustling North Mississippi Avenue. In addition to serving up coffee and tea through our partnership with p:ear barista school, we host screenings, classes, and dinners at the intersection of media and social change. For free entry to film screenings and early bird registration for classes and dinners, become a member today.

p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation. p:ear barista school partners with Nossa Familia Coffee to offer an in-depth eight week training exploring all aspects of becoming a barista—from understanding bean sourcing to milk textures to customer service and basic money management. The program provides consistent, ongoing mentorship while youth learn the art and science of preparing and serving exceptional coffee. p:ear-trained baristas gain real world experience at Citizen's coffee counter.