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DOG TAG BAKERY

Dog Tag Bakery acts as a living business school for service-disabled veterans, military spouses, and caregivers. They empower their fellows to discover personal and professional fulfillment in the civilian world through an innovative business and entrepreneurship-focused fellowship program. Fellows spend nine hours per week rotating through Dog Tag Bakery’s various departments to learn the in and outs of running a small business and earn a Certificate of Business Administration from Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies in the classroom above their retail bakery.

Supports: Veterans + Military Communities

Locations available: Washington D.C. area

 
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HOMEBOY Bakers

In 1992, after the Los Angeles riots, Homeboy Bakery opened in Boyle Heights. The first of Homeboy's social enterprises, the Bakery started as a training ground for aspiring bakers. Supplying fresh breads, pastries, and specialty goods throughout Los Angeles, and available for shipping nationwide, the Bakery is a place where former enemies bake bread side by side, learning the art and science of preparing breads, pastries, cakes and much more.

Supports: Second Chance Careers + Employment

Locations available: Los Angeles + Shipping Nationwide

 
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RUBICON BAKERS

Rubicon Bakers are turning their lives around with every cake, cupcake, cookie and muffin they bake. For over 25 years Rubicon has helped rebuild lives by employing, training, and supporting people who need a second chance. Many employees come to them from life on the streets, from prison or recently recovered from substance abuse. More than just a bakery, Rubicon Bakers is spreading compassion to build a strong and empowered community.

Supports: Second Chance Careers + Employment

Locations available: Retailers Nationwide

 
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TOGETHER WE BAKE

An innovative, low barrier entry, gender-focused workforce training program that revolves around a small baking business in which team members develop the skills and confidence to gain and sustain employment. TWB serves low income women involved with the criminal justice system, facing long-term unemployment, experiencing homelessness and/or assimilating as an immigrant. Barriers such as lack of employable skills, low self esteem and employment gaps are addressed through hard and soft skill development, hands-on experience, and psychosocial support.

Supports: Womens’ Rights + Immigrant Rights + Second Chance Careers + Employment

Locations available: Shipping Nationwide

 

COOKIES FOR A CAUSE

Combining a love of baking with a passion for change, women-owned Cookies for a Cause donates 15% of their profits to causes they care about, including the American Civil Liberties Union, International Refugee Assistance Project, National Resources Defense Council, and Planned Parenthood. They offer themed and custom-decorated cookies for private, corporate and non-profit events, and have vegan, gluten-free, and nut free options. 

Supports: Nonprofit donations

Locations available: Based in NYC but shipping available, inquire for details.