Press Release: Café Momentum, an Episode of United Way’s Docu-Series “The Hero Effect” is Available for Public Streaming Commercial-Free

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Café Momentum, the second installment of “The Hero Effect,” a 10-episode United Way docu–series is now available to the public for streaming commercial-free and in extended cut on

“The Hero Effect” brings to life the stories of ordinary individuals who are making extraordinary differences in their communities.  The original series brings audiences real-life stories that build on United Way’s credo to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

Café Momentum, features the story of a United Way-supported restaurant and culinary training facility in Dallas that provides a positive environment for teens recently released from juvenile detention and originally aired Dec. 10 on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

The extended cut episode includes a visit to Bonton Farms, an agricultural intervention to restore lives, create jobs and ignite hope in the most forgotten and neglected neighborhoods for the most marginalized and vulnerable people. Created through GroundFloor, a social incubator housed by United Way of Metro Dallas, Café Momentum and Bonton Farms are making a big difference in the Dallas community.

Presented by United Way, produced by Dolphin Entertainment and hosted by Donald Driver, a former Wide Receiver for the Green Bay Packers and Emily Wilson, a philanthropist and actress, each episode of The Hero Effect concludes with a call to action, encouraging viewers to visit and connect with their local United Way or other community-based organizations to create positive change.