• Lincoln Square Bakery With a Mission Revamps Space, Expand Hours

    by Marissa Nelson / WTTW News / October 11, 2021

    Alexis Long has a passion for baking, and the nonprofit Gateway to Learning’s culinary program is helping Long work toward her goal of turning her hobby into a career.

    “To be a French pastry chef and maybe move up to cakes,” Long said.

    Gateway provides life skills and workforce training to adults with “intellectual challenges and developmental disabilities.” One of the organization’s sweetest offerings is Dorothy’s Sweet Shoppe, a bakery located at 4925 Lincoln Ave.

    “I bake the cookies, the kolackies. ... I wipe the tables, sweep the floor,” said Billy Kocol, a Gateway participant. Read more and Watch HERE

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