Alexandria, Va.- Together We Bake, the nonprofit that provides workforce and personal development for women in need, just got a lifeline – a $10,000 contribution from AT&T.
“Our relationship with AT&T will help provide more resources to women in need in our community,” said Together We Bake Co-Founder Tricia Sabatini. “We are working to increase post-program support through some new mental health initiatives and services. Thanks to the generous contribution from AT&T, we will be able to accomplish these goals and serve more women in our community.”
More than 20 AT&T employees also volunteered with the Alexandria nonprofit earlier this month, and helped label cookies and package granola. Their volunteerism was due in part to Believe DC, an initiative where company employees look at critical community issues. The AT&T staff were also given presentations of personal stories from managers Lisbeth Delcid and Colida Johnson, two successful graduates of the program.
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“Together We Bake gives women the skills and experiences they will need to excel in new jobs – and in life,” Vince Apruzzese, president of AT&T Virginia said in a statement. “They have a strong record of success, and we’re excited to help them reach more people in the community.”
The Together We Bake program helps women who are homeless, formerly incarcerated, abuse victims, recent immigrants, and the long-term unemployed. There have been 170 graduates to-date, and participants work in a fully-functioning bakery, and earn certifications to work as managers and valuable employees in the food service industry.