As we settle down at home for the holidays, some of you may be looking for a Hoya-themed holiday feel-good story. How about a bakery-slash-academic class, operated by military veterans and co-founded by a Jesuit from Georgetown? Earlier this month, on Dec. 6, the Dog Tag Bakery had its grand opening at 3206 Grace St. NW.
This nonprofit runs as a six-month-long training program hiring returning veterans in a fellowship. The fellowship consists of coursework at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies – earning a certificate in business administration – while running the bakery storefront. Co-founded by Connie Milstein and Georgetown’s own Father Rick Curry, S.J., the first class of Dog Tag Bakery fellows consisted of seven veterans, a small percentage of the whopping 117 applicants.
A special feature of the fellowship, for those who may not be familiar with Father Curry’s interest in theater, is a special communications class, which involves public speaking training in a performance setting.
So when you’re back on campus and get a craving for banana bread or other baked treats (vegan and gluten-free items included!), head to Grace St. Because if Dog Tag Bakery isn’t a shining example of Georgetown’s Jesuit ideals, what is?
Check out the more information about Dog Tag Bakery, including the menu, here.