"Wide Open Dreams"- a short documentary film about the Greyston Bakery and their employee -Shawna Swanson. Greyston works in a very unique way. They create job opportunities and provide services to enable self-sufficiency through its Open Hiring model. For people like Shawna, Greyston provides a chance for finding gainful employment. The window of opportunity for the bakery is always open, no matter how old you are, or what experience you have. Greyston Bakery gives employees like Shawna a better chance at life. In serving the people of Yonkers, Greyson promotes inclusion, offers support to disenfranchised people, battles against systemic inequities, and advocates for a level playing field. Employees and Employers work together to make more than just delicious brownies.
Watch a short video about Greyston Bakery and another one of their employee's - Dion Drew.
Greyston is full of powerful, emotional, personal stories and journey's. Each employee has experienced difficulties, but there is something that connects them all -
Greyston Bakery and the desire to live a better life.
Special thank you to
UpWorthy General Manager