We don’t hire people to bake brownies, we bake brownies to hire people
Greyston is a force for personal transformation and community economic renewal. They operate a profitable business, baking high quality products with a commitment to customer satisfaction. Grounded in a philosophy that they call PathMaking, they create jobs and provide integrated programs for individuals and their families to move forward on their path to self-sufficiency. Greyston has a successful 30 year history that’s grounded in a philosophy to better the community and the lives within it. This philosophy permeates everything that they do and has helped to make Greyston the force of socially conscious purpose that it is today.
Since 1982, Greyston, the country’s leading social enterprise, has provided individuals in Southwest Yonkers, NY with employment, skills and resources to lift them out of poverty. Greyston’s unique combination of Open Hiring at the world famous Greyston Bakery and PathMaking services offer a roadmap to assist individuals and families in visualizing and realizing their paths to self-sufficiency. Their spiritually-rooted philosophy fuels community development and a commitment to human growth and potential. From their ground breaking Open Hiring employment practices, the adoption of our Benefit Corporation status and their community development programs, their commitment to progressive and meaningful community ties is transparent and persistent.
"From the very beginning, when I first joined Greyston to work with Bernard Glassman, Greyston has provided me with housing, a job, and professional development to advance my career. Even more, Greyston’s Child Care and After School Programs have enhanced the educational development of the children in my family. I thank Greyston for the wonderful opportunities they offer." - Deborah, Tenant and Enrollment Coordinator, Greyston Child Care