Cynthia graduated from our Fall 2019 class as a newly empowered woman! She is a survivor, she is resilient, and she is ready to determine what her future holds. Her passion for yoga and mindfulness translated to every aspect of the program. Cynthia’s positivity and peaceful energy inspired the other women in her class. Read more about Cynthia’s story below! What circumstances brought you to […]
Imagine going through a program aimed at providing a second chance, and quickly discovering your second chance is becoming a member of the program’s staff. That’s what happened to 2018 Together We Bake grad Teresa, who today is a full-time TWB production assistant. “I was always a person that went from job to job. When I didn’t like somewhere I worked, I would up and […]
They showed me that it’s ok to be authentically me. I never thought I would share my story with so many people. During orientation I shared how I felt discouraged about speaking my truth, Mash’Allah I’ve gained so many useful tools to look within myself and find the courage and vulnerability it takes to do so.
Another Volunteer Night is upon us! Come help Together We Bake prepare for a busy holiday season by labeling packaging on Tuesday, November 12th, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Downtown Baptist Church. There will also be an opportunity to be trained as a TWB Ambassador. Our volunteer nights are a fun way to give back to our community, so sign up today!
I went from feeling defeated to having hope. I went from being homeless to finding a home. I discovered an inner peace that helps me control my thoughts and actions. I now know how to cope with my innermost fears in a healthy way, and I have the courage to overcome any challenge I face.
Before I started the TWB program, Ms. Shanelle Gayden said, “This program is for you.” She asked me to apply to TWB and interview with Stephanie, then come back and tell her what I think. I was skeptical at first, but I quickly discovered that this program was the perfect fit for me. When I started at TWB in September, I expected to be baking, […]
Please join us in celebrating Together We Bake’s Fall 2019 Team! We look forward to honoring our amazing team of women! Graduation will be held on Thursday, October 31st, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM, at the Downtown Baptist Church: 212 South Washington Street Alexandria, VA 22314. Free parking on the side streets. Feel free to bring a friend, neighbor or colleague.
This program taught me that it is ok to express how I’m feeling. It reminded me that I am not alone in my experience and that other people go through similar things. It’s taught me that I’m allowed to make mistakes – that’s a part of life. I will continue to learn and grow as I go.
Come volunteer with TWB and help us package product in our kitchen and/or label on Monday, October 21st, from 6 to 8 pm at the Downtown Baptist Church. This is the perfect opportunity for people who would like to get more involved with TWB. Space is limited, so sign up now to secure your spot!
Volunteer with Together We Bake by helping us work our booth at Art on the Avenue! It will be held on Saturday Oct. 5th from 10 am – 6 pm in Del Ray. Art on the Avenue is a multi-cultural arts festival celebrating our community’s diversity through the arts in the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia. This festival is held on the first Saturday […]