Bloom Bakery is a business with a heart. We bake to provide jobs for low-income and disadvantaged adults in Greater Cleveland. That’s why we loudly proclaim our slogan — “Creating jobs is our secret ingredient.” We are a benefit corporation owned by Towards Employment, a non-profit organization founded in 1976 that has helped more than 122,000 people prepare for jobs, get jobs, keep jobs, and move up the career ladder.
We work with job seekers living near or below poverty, who want to gain and retain employment, ultimately advancing into a career. We also work with people returning from state prison and searching for a path to a better life. By employing graduates from Towards Employment’s reentry job readiness training programs, we don’t just make delicious pastries, breads, and café foods, we make opportunities for people looking for a hand up — not a hand out. Bloom Bakery is just one of the many collaborators like Towards Employment that the Business of Good Foundation supports with micro-loans — both to individuals and enterprises working to do good.