The blondies and brownies you are enjoying have the power to change individuals’ lives dramatically. We know because we’ve seen it. We’ve seen it completely change the trajectory of the life of a single mom on the brink of giving up her children, or someone struggling to re-enter society with dignity, or someone facing eviction because they can’t find work as a non-English speaking immigrant.
These are the stories that fuel Greyston’s work and the stories that make every bite of our brownies and blondies that much sweeter!
OUR MISSION IS TO UNLOCK THE POWER OF HUMAN POTENTIAL THROUGH INCLUSIVE EMPLOYMENT, ONE PERSON AT A TIME.
It started in 1982 when our founder, Zen Buddhist Bernie Glassman, built Greyston Bakery to employ individuals who faced barriers to meaningful employment. The hiring process was simple, accept anyone with a will to work, a process we now call Open Hiring®. That means no interviews, no background checks, and no resumes are required to get a job.
Recognizing that employment is just the first step toward self-sufficiency, Greyston quickly expanded into several social and community services areas. Today these services are led by the Greyston Employment Opportunity Center whose goal is to see replication of Open Hiring in other organizations in addition to eliminating barriers to employment through various workforce development programs.
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When you buy from Greyston Bakery – you help us keep employment opportunities available to those who need it most in our communities. When you donate, your impact goes even further because you give us the resources needed to expand our Open Hiring model to other organizations and provide workforce development programs with fully supportive case management (social work) for the individuals we serve in our community.
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