Grant #88

Hot Bread Kitchen

May 5, 2014

Helping to bake the latest, greatest food chains for foreign-born women and minority entrepreneurs.

Providing foreign-born women and other minorities the launchpad they need to get a foot – and their food – in New York’s business doors, Hot Bread Kitchen is MUCH more than a regular bakery.

An innovative non-profit enterprise, HBK provides new business owners with the tools to build economic security, through leveraging the city’s multi-billion dollar food industry. With Project Launch, on-the-job baking training is provided, as well as English as a Second Language courses, and professional skills that boost marketability while ensuring fair wage employment.

HBK Incubates provides comprehensive support to entrepreneurs in the early stages of starting a business. Since launching in 2011, HBK Incubates has supported the growth of 63 businesses and graduated 5 businesses. AWB funding will be used to address HBK’s general operating costs, enabling every aspect of their dynamic programs to continue intact.

Take a closer look at what HBK and their partners have got cooking up at their homepage. Or, visit them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to get the inside on the movers and bakers who may soon be changing the face of bread around the nation.

Category: Community, Empowerment, Food, Social Impact, Women



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