Greyston Foundation

Best known for its world-renowned bakery, where formerly homeless people produce some of New York's finest baked goods, the Yonkers-based Greyston Foundation is an integrated network of local community organizations. The foundation provides job training, employment, affordable housing, daycare, HIV healthcare and many other service.

From its founding in 1982 by a Buddhist monk, Roshi Bernie Glassman, Greyston has grown into a $13 million operation employing more than 130 staff, over 30 percent of whom are entry level. Each year, Greyston provides programs and services to more than 1,500 low-income men, women and children.

Greyston is a beacon of light, helping individuals and families break the cycle of poverty. By providing housing for the homeless and creating job training and opportunities for the "hard to employ," Greyston is among New York's most effective and creative social service organizations.

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