Q Commons – Just Bakery: Healing, Restoration & Individual Transformation
October 26, 2017
Carmella Glenn is the Program Coordinator for the Just Bakery program, an initiative of Madison Urban Ministry (MUM). She holds degrees in both criminal justice and the culinary arts. MUM’s Just Bakery program is a 12-week educational and vocational training program specifically designed to prepare men and women returning to the community after incarceration to work in commercial bakeries. The program works with individuals who are experiencing significant barriers to employment (homelessness, criminal conviction history, lack of education, and/or a lack of work history or skills) and who have an interest in baking or culinary arts as a career pathway. All proceeds from Just Bakery sales are reinvested in the program and have allowed MUM to hire four of its graduates to work in the program both on the instructional side and the production side of the program.