Welcome

Billings Forge Community Works (BFCW) is a driving force for community participation and empowerment in Frog Hollow through promoting access to healthy food; engaging youth; and developing employment opportunities and economically sustainable social enterprises. 

Farm to table job training café, bakery, catering and teaching kitchen. Click for Cafe Menu, Catering Menu, or Classes.

Our mission-driven partners:

NEWS and UPCOMING EVENTS

 

We are hiring!   BFCW has a new employment opportunity:

Director of Development & Communications
We are seeking a self-motivated individual who is interested in joining our team and helping us to fulfill our mission and objectives.
 Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to billingsforgecommunityworks@gmail.com
 Click here to view the job description.
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Helps sponsors 7 Week Cooking Class with the Asylum Hill Boys & Girls Club of Hartford.  

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BUTLER FAMILY FUND HELPS BFCW WITH JOBS RESEARCH
Thanks to generous funding from the Butler Family Fund, Billings Forge Community Works has just completed research resulting in the development of a strategy to increase the starting wages of culinary job trainees with multiple barriers to employment. This project has been critical as we seek to increase our trainees’ self-sufficiency and improve the long-term results of our job training program. We expect this report will provide guidance and practical advice for similar programs that aim to help their participants win and keep living-wage jobs.

Click here to read report

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BFCW would like to thank Berkshire Bank for their support of $2,500 for our Job Training Program.
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BFCW awarded $7,500 grant from Bank of America's Charitable Foundation
The Bank of America's Charitable Foundation has graciously bestowed a $7,500 grant to Billings Forge Community Works.  This grant will be used to support our culinary job training program.  We are appreciative of their continued support of BFCW’s mission.

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Check out our Newsletter from Billings Forge

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BFCW partnering with Capital Community College to offer Culinary Training Certificate Program

Information available here

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Check us out in Hartford Magazine!

http://hartfordmag.com/article-1386-a-fresh-start.html

 

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