June 2018

Greyston’s Upcoming Summer Soiree Celebrates Launch of Center for Open Hiring

On Tuesday, June 12, join progressive business leaders, Westchester tastemakers and philanthropists for an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres under the stars to celebrate the launch of The Center for Open Hiring at Greyston. A pioneering social enterprise, Greyston is launching The Center for Open Hiring at Greyston to facilitate the widespread adoption of Greyston’s innovative Open Hiring™ Model that provides jobs to residents of SW Yonkers who face barriers to employment.


The event will include special presentations and intimate tours of Greyston’s headquarters, the historic 1855 Ethan Flagg House, as well as the presentation of the inaugural Bernie Glassman Trailblazer Award to Cascade Engineering in recognition of their commitment to social change through inclusive hiring practices. “Cascade Engineering is honored to be recognized by Greyston for our commitment to inclusion and making sure everyone is given an equal chance at success.  At Cascade, we believe achieving our business goals shouldn’t come at the expense of our people, but because of them. With that mentality, we’ve adopted pioneering programs rooted in the appreciation of all people, regardless of age, race, or background,” says Fred Keller, Founder and Chair of Cascade Engineering.  “We admire Greyston for working to inspire other businesses and organizations to consider inclusive hiring practices like Open Hiring, so together we create endless opportunities for economic inclusion and transformation.”


Greyston has been practicing Open Hiring for over 36 years, providing jobs – no questions asked – to anyone seeking employment at its world-renowned Greyston Bakery. The bakery currently produces 35,000 pounds of brownies per day for premiere clients—including Ben & Jerry’s, Whole Foods and Delta Air Lines—all while giving opportunities to individuals who at times face significant barriers to employment, such as criminal records, lack of formal education or work history, homelessness or language barriers. “We don’t hire people to bake brownies,” explains President & CEO Mike Brady. “We bake brownies to hire people. Through The Center for Open Hiring at Greyston, we will support businesses and other organizations to adopt Open Hiring with the goal of creating thousands of job opportunities across the U.S. and abroad.”


For further information on Greyston and Open Hiring, see the recent video feature (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqNsi6Oqlz0&feature=youtu.be) produced by The Case Foundation for their Be Fearless campaign.


For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, contact Alexandra Espinal at alexe@greyston.org or 758-7928.


Greyston creates thriving communities through the practice and promotion of Open Hiring. Learn more about our work to create an inclusive hiring movement at www.greyston.org



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