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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet Victoria

Meet Victoria

Victoria graduated from our Winter 2020 class. She was a calm, grounding presence in the group and always knew how to make her teammates feel better. Victoria is a quick learner and talented artist. We are so proud of how she has grown over the eight week program! Read more about Victoria’s story below.  What circumstances brought you to where you were before you joined […]

Meet Barbie

Meet Barbie

I admit that I have made a few bad choices in my life, and, after spending time in prison, I was accepted into the Friends of Guest House program. With very little work experience, I figured Together We Bake would be a great opportunity to change that.  I saw a flyer one day that was explaining a little about TWB and I decided to ask […]

Meet India

Meet India

India graduated from our Winter 2020 class an empowered woman. From the start of program, she was a leader, supported her teammates, and exemplified what it means to be professional. India never hesitated to uplift the other women in her class, and we know she will find success wherever she goes! Read more about India’s story below. What circumstances brought you to where you were […]

Meet Ajaunae

Meet Ajaunae

I learned my worth, I learned to humble myself when the world seems to begin closing in so that I can conquer life’s hurdles; and I learned to bake!

Meet Lisa

Meet Lisa

Lisa graduated from our Winter 2020 class as an empowered, resilient woman! She joined the program looking for work experience, but finished the program with much more – a new support system and sisterhood. She found TWB to be a safe space to feel her emotions and learned how to cope with the trauma of her past. She will continue to grow and share her […]