Santa Monica, Calif. (PRWEB) August 06, 2012
Up-and-coming Los Angeles restaurant group, Brosephs Restaurant Group (BRG), has teamed up with a new organization, HYPE, for the third month of their summer charitable partnerships through their “Bros Give Back” program. Helping Young People Excel (HYPE) is a non-profit organization that provides talented low-income students in Los Angeles with the guidance and resources to qualify for admission at elite college-prep schools.
HYPE continues to support students after they are placed in these top prep-schools by providing them with the tools and skills to succeed not only in high school, but also in college and beyond. This summer, students have been participating in Summer Prep Excursions, visiting museums and touring schools and important Los Angeles sites. The primary objective of Summer Prep is to expose the students to experiences that will help them learn how to better navigate middle and upper class social norms and build cultural capital. The larger goal is to place the students in environments outside of their comfort zone in order to help them learn to effectively assimilate to new and different experiences.
Throughout the month of August, BRG will donate a percentage of sales at Brick+Mortar to HYPE. A special event will take place on August 22nd in which 10% of each sale will be added to the total donation. Throughout the day a book and school supplies drive will be taking place, as well as a happy hour from 4-7pm that will involve school trivia and chances to win great prizes in a raffle.
This August BRG will welcome their third and fourth locations, which will soon be contributing to the “Bros Give Back” program. Both locations will be within the gastronomically renowned city of West Hollywood: Smoke, a traditional American steakhouse with California-inspired fine dining dishes, opens in early August. Smoke will be quickly followed by Fatty’s Public House, a Contemporary American restaurant and bar that pays tribute to the late owner of the property, Fatty Arbuckle, which opens in late August.
2435 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA, 90404
About Brick+Mortar: Located at the heart of Main Street, in Santa Monica, Brick+Mortar, is one of four restaurants owned by Brosephs Restaurant Group (BRG), the others being Bar Esquina in Cabo San Lucas, and the upcoming Smoke and Fatty's Public House, both of which are in West Hollywood. Partners Justin Safier and Travis Lester founded BRG in July of 2010 out of a passion and love for the restaurant industry, as well as a belief in the need for outstanding culinary experience paired with exceptional atmosphere. Brick+Mortar incorporates the elements of a classic neighborhood bar in a chic luxurious way and serves up a mouth-watering menu, surprising the senses by adding a twist to the simplest dishes with unique, artistic presentation.
About Helping Young People Excel (HYPE): HYPE is a non-profit organization that works directly with low-income adolescent students and their teachers to provide students with the guidance and resources needed to qualify for admission and succeed at top private high schools in the Los Angeles area. HYPE believes that education is the way out of poverty, and provides students with the opportunity to receive rigorous college-prep instruction in order to prepare them for future matriculation into higher education.
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