Dog Tag Bakery
December 15, 2014
The Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown is open and #BakingADifference! The bakery’s goal is to build a bridge to business employment and a productive civilian life for returning veterans with disabilities and caregivers that have served our country so well.
Dog Tag seeks to provide a transformative opportunity for veterans with disabilities by offering an education at Georgetown University and real life work experience in a small business venture, Dog Tag Bakery. Upon completion of the Dog Tag Inc. program, transitioned veterans are business ready, competitive and employable.
Occasions was on-hand to celebrate the opening of the bakery, located just off the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue on Grace Street. Dog Tag Bakery has partnered with the Georgetown School of Continuing Studies and will offer veterans the opportunity to complete a program that provides both substantive work experience and a Georgetown education. Veterans will work at Dog Tag during the day and take Georgetown courses, focusing on small-business administration and entrepreneurship, at night.
The Occasions team readies the ceremonial baguette for breaking.
Dog Tag Bakery co-founders, Fr. Rick Curry, S.J., professor of theology at Georgetown University and the director of the Academy for Veterans, and Connie Milstein break bread to officially open the shop.
Barista Sham shares treats with friends from Got Your 6, a campaign that like Dog Tag Bakery unites nonprofits with partners to support returning veterans and their families.
Great food and a great day for a great cause! Continued success to Dog Tag Bakery and all those who are #BakingADifference.