March 18, 2013
August 2005 to present
Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) 2013
When Haley House Bakery Cafe opened in Boston's Dudley Square in 2005, our mission was to provide job training and to offer healthy food in a food desert. Soon after opening, members of our community increased the impact of the cafe and the role we play in our community. Today, while accomplishing our original mission, HHBC has become a vital community space - a nexus for artists, foodies, community activists, and a fertile ground for creative ideas. In this workshop, we explore how our community facilitated the evolution of our core mission and the conditions that made this possible.