"If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Why We are Here
Our mission at Rising Above Bakery, Inc is to employ individuals with special needs as equal members of the team. We will create a supportive and loving community for our hired staff. We will provide a judgment-free atmosphere that is inviting to both employees and patrons alike.
Through our employment model, equal opportunities for all people of all abilities, we will actively demonstrate to our community that each one of us has so much potential regardless of our appearance, verbal abilities or any other seemingly impeding factor.
We will provide the full experience of delicious breads and baked goods by creating a growing community of people who work together regardless of their physical and/or cognitive challenges.
of individuals with special needs are unemployed
are unemployed due to their special need
are unemployed due to lack of education or training
At Rising Above Bakery, Inc. we are moving forward with our plans to create a bakery by the fall of 2020. At first, our bakery will operate as a cottage bakery, located in Chestnut Ridge, NY. We will start with offering baking classes for aspiring bakers. Our classes will promote independence in the kitchen, that would lead to future job opportunities.
What we are going after is no small vision, and we know it will require the help of a village. With your support not only will our village grow but so will our impact. Interested individuals are encouraged to join us on this journey.
Rising Above Bakery Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.