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.

Meet Joanna

Meet Joanna

Joanna graduated from our Fall 2020 program. At the start of the program, she was shy and hesitant to speak out. Eventually, she warmed up to her team and learned to lean on the other women for support. Joanna is inquisitive, curious, and very smart. We are proud of the confidence she gained and can’t wait to see what she does in the future! Read […]

Meet Chelsee

Meet Chelsee

Chelsee Wright graduated from our Fall 2020 class empowered and motivated. She is currently working towards a degree in hospitality management, with dreams of one day opening her own food truck. We are so proud of her incredible growth and can’t wait to support her in the future! Read more about Chelsee’s story below. What circumstances brought you to where you before you joined Together […]

Woman on the Rise – Ajaunae

Woman on the Rise – Ajaunae

At the time of our interview, 29-year-old Ajaunae is a supervising manager at BJs in northern Virginia. She’s living at a shelter and saving to secure an apartment for herself and her 6-year-old son Justin. She’s optimistic, self-aware and disarmingly witty. She’s also a recovering drug addict and is emerging, with the help of Together We Bake, from a decade of sheer hell. “I’m in […]

Meet Grayce

Meet Grayce

What circumstances brought you to where you before you joined Together We Bake? Grayce: My circumstances before Together We Bake became a part of my life were. I was in a neighborhood I had never been before, surrounded by several police officers about to be handcuffed. The officers were there because of a call that came in about a woman being chased by another woman […]

Volunteer Night 10/22

Volunteer nights are back! Join us on Thursday, 10/22, from 6 – 8 pm at the Old Town Community Church. We will be socially distanced as we help TWB get ready for a busy holiday season. Due to the pandemic, space is limited, and we can only accomodate 10 volunteers at a time. Sign up now to secure your spot! If space is full before […]