Aspire Shares Our Mission on Fox 32 Good Day Chicago!


February 29, 2024


2 minutes




Aspire continues to turn possibility into progress by sharing our groundbreaking 10-year partnership between Aspire CoffeeWorks and Metropolis Coffee Company on Good Day Chicago!

Marcus and Alicia with Tony Dreyfuss

We welcomed the Fox 32 Chicago team to tour Aspire CoffeeWorks and the Metropolis roastery and to meet with some of the wonderful people that are employed there. The segments also highlighted the importance of inclusive work environments for people with disabilities and how Metropolis has been a champion of this practice.

“I feel like I saw the possibility with it right away, that coffee could make a difference in the lives of others. And I saw a lot of likeness between Aspire and Metropolis.”
– Tony Dreyfuss, Founder of Metropolis Coffee Company

On March 16th, at Aspire’s Big City Night Gala, Metropolis will be honored with the Partner in Progress Award, which recognizes a local company or organization helping Aspire to spread its mission and empower people with disabilities to excel in their careers.

Did you miss it live? Don’t worry, click here to see the full coverage by Fox 32 and to read the whole story!

If you are interested in learning more about Aspire CoffeeWorks or buying coffee that makes a difference visit  

About Big City Night

Aspire’s Big City Night is Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago. This event brings out 400 of Aspire’s biggest supporters. Proceeds for the gala will support Aspire’s groundbreaking programs for adults with developmental disabilities in Chicago.

Tickets are available until Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 11 Pm CST for purchase online at Anyone wishing to honor and show support for Metropolis Coffee Company can purchase a table, sponsor or donate to the event at

Please contact Alyssa Purdy, Director of Events and Marketing at for more information.  

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