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The Sweet Beginnings 8th Annual Tea is coming up!
Tickets are selling fast so register today!
Join us for the 8th Annual Sweet Beginnings Tea at the Ritz Carlton. Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy a one-of-a-kind tea experience complete with custom menu craft by Rick Bayless and Ritz Carlton chef, Mark Payne.
Rick Bayless will also receive the inaugural “Voice of the Voiceless” award. By choosing to use and promote Sweet Beginnings products through his business enterprise, Rick has helped ensure that the Sweet Beginnings social enterprise that is now achieving the triple bottom line – by being economically viable, socially responsible, and environmentally sound.
You’ll have a chance to bid on fabulous items in our silent auction!
- Eight autographed books by Rick Bayless
- Ritz Carlton overnight stay with breakfast
- Four tickets to the Steppenwolf Theater
- Mac cosmetics gift basket
- Two round trip Southwest airline tickets
- A trip the San Juan Islands
- One week rental of a beautiful summer home in Michigan
- Two Steve Harvey Tickets
WCIU had a great feature about Sweet Beginnings and they’ve all called ‘dibs’ on our products!
Read about the segment here or watch below:
Sweet Beginnings was the recipient of the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Vision Award!
The Urban Land Institute awards groups and institutions that, “highlight creative development practices, inventive partnerships or sharing of resources, imaginative problem solving, or visionary ideas that have contributed to the growth of vibrant communities. ”
We are grateful for the recognition and will continue to innovate and serve the community!
Sweet Beginnings received a brief nod on WVON. Download the MP3 for a listen:
Couldn’t attend the 7th Annual Sweet Beginnings Tea? Find out more about our organization and our most important fundraiser! Watch the video below:
North Lawndale Employment Network, the non for profit which owns Sweet Beginnings and provides training and social services to our workers, received a Community Neighborhood Development Award from the Local Initiative Support Corporation.
Our CEO, Brenda Palms Barber, was a featured panelists on the Black History Month Innovation Panel Hosted by The Women’s Innovation Network (WIN)
For a brief video watch below:
Brenda received a warm welcome at Metro State of Denver where she taught a class as the 2012 Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professor.
To find out more click here.