Results of Together We Bake?
- 75% of the women completed the program
- 79% have their ServSafe certification
- 69% are currently employed
- 100% are empowered to live as confident, strong, sober women
Together We Bake is a comprehensive workforce training and personal development program for women in need of a second chance. Our program is an innovative collaboration with Friends of Guest House, a supportive transitional housing program in Alexandria. TWB is centered around a micro baking business where the women learn and participate in Food Production, Food Safety Education, Product Packaging and Delivery, and Customer Service. Through the program, the women acquire the skills and experience to gain employment.
Our personal development curriculum helps the women gain self awareness and self-esteem, as well as, encourage responsibility and accountability. These “soft” skills, developing communication and decision making skills, help the women sustain their employment. The developed skills are transferable to all industries. The women are not be limited to food service, but rather may find employment where their interests and passion takes them.