Meet Sara

Meet Sara

What circumstances brought you to where you were before you joined Together We Bake? Sara: I would say for me growing up wasn’t the easiest, but I overcame things others wouldn’t make it out of. I grew up with my mom and step dad, and I had an ok childhood. I dealt with a lot of depression and anxiety for most of my childhood and […]

Meet Kenzie

Meet Kenzie

What circumstances brought you to where you were before you joined Together We Bake? Kenzie: I relocated to Alexandria to be a resident in The Friends of Guest House program, at which point I was referred to Together We Bake by my case manager. I have a background in the culinary field in what I thought of as my distant past, another life really, before […]

Meet Mia

Meet Mia

What circumstances brought you to where you were before you joined Together We Bake? Mia: I’d gotten to a place in my life where I had to change. I was tired of the life I was living, the negative things that were being said about me, letting myself and the people I love down, and just not living up to my potential. I knew I […]

Meet Jannetta

Meet Jannetta

What circumstances brought you to where you were before you joined Together We Bake? Jannetta: I was bought to TWB through the Guest House program. I was basically just going through my days bored with no direction. The classes I was taking through the Guest house were not fulfilling my need for improvement and growth. Then I found a flier talking about this program called […]

Meet Shelly

Meet Shelly

What circumstances brought you to where you were before you joined Together We Bake? Shelly: I had given up on myself and life and ended up in jail 7 months pregnant and having to give birth to my daughter while being shackled to the hospital bed. I was lucky enough to be granted a jail sentence to The Friends of Guest House program, and there […]

2021 Virtual Empowerment Gala

Join us for Together We Bake’s first-ever virtual Empowerment Gala. Be inspired by the remarkable stories of our empowered alumni and celebrate the women we serve on June 3 from 7 pm – 8 pm. In 2019 we welcomed over 300 guests to celebrate women’s empowerment and progress toward self-sufficiency. We were touched by the graduates who shared their accounts of unbelievable resilience and determination. […]

Meet Elice

Meet Elice

Meet Elice! Elice graduated from our Winter 2021 program empowered and motivated. She is a loving, devoted mother and grandmother, and she shared her kindness and compassion with her fellow Team Members each day. Despite her nerves around the test, Elice passed her ServSafe exam. We are so proud of all Elice has accomplished and cannot wait to continue supporting her in the future! Read […]

Meet Kia

Meet Kia

Meet Kia! She graduated from our virtual winter 2021 program empowered and ready to take on life! Kia gained a new perspective on life, enhanced her communication skills, confronted past trauma, and is stronger and more empowered than ever. We are so proud of her for passing her ServSafe exam and receiving her food manager’s license. We are confident Kia will continue to grow and […]

Meet Kanisha

Meet Kanisha

What circumstances brought you to where you were before you joined Together We Bake?  Kanisha: It all started 4 years ago when I was released from Fairfax Detention Center. I had hoped to go to Guest House but wasn’t able to. Fortunately, they helped connect me to other re-entry services. They told me about TWB, I looked up the website and got excited. Unfortunately, I […]

UNFCU Foundation Names Stephanie Wright of Together We Bake 2020 Women’s Empowerment Award Recipient

UNFCU Foundation Names Stephanie Wright of Together We Bake 2020 Women’s Empowerment Award Recipient

The UNFCU Foundation has awarded Stephanie Wright, our co-founder and executive director, with the Women’s Empowerment Award! Check out this great article to learn more: UNFCU Foundation Names Stephanie Wright of Together We Bake 2020 Women’s Empowerment Award Recipient.