The Friendship Circle "Pop-Up" Bakery

Mission 

The mission of The Friendship Circle Pop Up Bakery is to provide an employment opportunity for our adult members in which they are able to develop, enhance, and market their baking skills while interfacing with community members. We aim to provide adult participants with an opportunity to gain workplace skills, earn a fair wage, and experience a sense of independence that a job can bring, all in an accessible space with the necessary supports. Friendship Circle members will work alongside community participants to produce quality and appealing items and to sustain the initiative. 

Vision 

The Vision of the Friendship Circle Pop Up Bakery is to allow members to independently and intentionally develop their baking skills under the direction of a professional lead pastry chef, while simultaneously sharing and demonstrating our mission. The Pop Up Bakery will create an environment in which Friendship Circle members and community participants are working together to build a more inclusive community.


Values

Inclusion, Skill Development, Creativity, Innovation, Support, & 

Relationship Building 

Goals

To create an environment in which FC Members are encouraged to develop and utilize their baking skills while engaging with community members and partners

“Pop-Up” Bakeries

February 2020 

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING UPDATE

On Friday, March 13th, The Friendship Circle postponed all of our in-person programs and activities due to COVID-19 response efforts. In light of continuing response efforts, and for the immediate future, we will follow the guidelines for the State of Pennsylvania’s Department of Health.  We will continue to assess the situation and will be in touch with additional updates. In the meantime, we offer a variety of engaging ways to join us online and look forward to seeing you at our exciting virtual programs and activities.

Programming Update

Recent blog posts

FC Activity Report: 8/27/2020

On August 25 th , 2020, at roughtly 1:00 PM, I signed on to Zoom for an arts and crafts video session. After the Rules of Respect, the group (of which there were roughly 12 participants, counting the instructors) wished one of its members happy birthday before moving on to the activity—making planters from old water bottles and thread (for… Read More

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Bill and Ted Movie Reviews!

So I’ve finished watching the Bill and Ted movies–including the new one–and here are my honest opinions on each of them… PARTY ON DUDES! …but seriously, here are the reviews:   Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure:  This movie is spectacular. It’s very funny, but it’s the type of humor that makes you laugh at how stupid and illogical it is.… Read More

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FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE CUSTOM MASKS

The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh has partnered with iKIPPAH to design custom face masks with clear panels that allow the mouth and more of the face to be seen. Available for purchase at $10, these Transparent Masks make lip reading possible and facial expressions better understood – and they come in a variety of cool colors and patterns. Now, you can… Read More

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