For Love of Children is excited to be involved with a local business – Baked by Yael – that is owned by a woman who is passionate about giving back to her community. Yael Krigman started her business in 2010 as a sideline, but in November 2011 decided to leave her job as a law firm associate to focus on her business full-time.
However, she didn’t always have business ownership in mind. In fact, after she graduated from law school, Yael realized that she had a “passion for baking and an entrepreneurial spirit”. Even though she isn’t practicing law in the traditional sense, Yael says she uses her degree on a daily basis to review contracts and research DC laws. Additionally, she’s putting her communications and marketing skills from college to good use to help expand her business.
Yael’s entrepreneurial endeavors aren’t the only things that make her a great partner with FLOC. As Yael puts it, “my heart has always been with social justice and community service. I was involved in community service activities in high school. In college, I worked and volunteered as a tutor and mentor. I also started a student-run welfare-to-work program.” Since moving to DC, she’s been an active supporter of organizations that provide critical services to the DC community, and that makes FLOC an attractive partner to her business.
Yael has generously donated some of her delicious baked goods to several FLOC events. She also has a referral program where she makes a 10% donation to FLOC for any sales referred to her by FLOC. Though Yael’s schedule is full with building a customer base and growing Baked by Yael, she hopes to become a FLOC volunteer in the future.
FLOC is pleased to partner with Yael who embodies the characteristics we strive to instill in our students: hard work, dedication, and commitment to giving back to the local community. We look forward to a long relationship with Baked by Yael! If you are interested in checking out delicious treats from Baked by Yael, visit her website at http://www.bakedbyyael.com/, check her out on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter – keyword “Baked by Yael”. Don’t forget to tell her FLOC sent you!
(Ellie Haga is the Executive Assistant at FLOC.)