Meet Adria

Meet Adria

Adria started at TWB in the fall with her mask on and walls up. Being open and vulnerable with a group of women she just met was a challenge, and Adria found it more comfortable to put on a tough front that made it seem like nothing bothered her. As our 8-week program came to an end, Adria was a completely different person. She was […]

Meet Shawn

Meet Shawn

Shawn is the most thoughtful, kind, caring woman. She started our program in the Fall shy and timid, hyper-aware to what others were thinking about her; but by the time graduation rolled along, she was out of her shell, sharing her smiles and positivity, and she found her confidence. We are so lucky to continue experiencing her light when she volunteers her time in the […]

Meet Dana

Meet Dana

Dana graduated from our summer program job-ready, empowered, and self-sufficient. Before coming to TWB, Dana suffered from addiction, homelessness, unemployment, and was previously incarcerated. She found a sisterhood and support network through TWB and new-found self-esteem. Dana not only thrived in the kitchen, but also in empowerment groups, where she was able to be vulnerable and allowed others to share their vulnerability with her. Right […]

Meet Tihirah

Meet Tihirah

Tihirah recently graduated from our Fall 2018 class. She is a strong, motivated, hard-worker and has a fierce love for her family! She started our program looking to gain baking experience, but found much more in the friendships and relationships she made with the other women. Giving Tuesday is a few short weeks away. In 2017 we raised over $3,000 to help cover transportation costs. […]

Meet Jeanette

Meet Jeanette

Jeanette is an amazing woman, but she hasn’t always believed this to be true. When she came to TWB her self confidence was very low and she was unsure of herself. Through hard work and a lot of introspection, Jeanette began to see and believe in her worth. She is a dedicated mom who is working hard to be a great role model for her children. […]

Meet Dayo

Meet Dayo

Dayo is a woman who is unstoppable. Her strength and resilience are incredible. She has struggled and experienced homelessness for the past several years. She had a successful career in the financial industry, but had to leave the field due to personal circumstances and some health issues. She is still trying to find her way and unfortunately due to her age and health issues has […]

DCist visits Together We Bake

DCist visits Together We Bake

Check out this great article. DCist reporter Eliza Berkon visited TWB’s site and listened in on our roundtable with Senator Tim Kaine. With Granola And Cookies, This Program Helps Women Get Back On Their Feet

Together We Bake chosen for Catalogue for Philanthropy

Together We Bake chosen for Catalogue for Philanthropy

Together We Bake has been chosen for inclusion in the 2018-19 print Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington as “one of the best” community-based nonprofits in our region.  This year, Together We Bake was one of 77 chosen from a competitive field of 219 candidates by our team of over 100 Catalogue reviewers. We are so proud!

Meet Stacy

Meet Stacy

Stacy is a kind, quiet, hard working woman. Stacy was a stay at home mom for many years. Stacy went through a rough period in her life (she suffers from depression) and ended up using opiates and became addicted. She is currently 5 months clean and very focused on her recovery! Go Stacy! Unfortunately, her drug use also resulted in involvement with the criminal justice […]

Meet Nigat

Meet Nigat

My name is Nigat Asfaw. I am married and I have two children, a son and a daughter. My daughter recently graduated from George Mason University! My son is working for Uber. I came to the United States in 2003 with my family. From 2004 to 2006, I worked in the Dallas Airport as an airplane cabin cleaner. In 2006, I decided to stay home […]