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Our Movement

As a social enterprise, we seek, build and sustain opportunities. We envision a community where everyone is able to live out their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and share their potential with the world. As our journey continues together, we will:

  • Pay a living wage for all our employees
  • Offer sick time and other benefits
  • Collaborate with local businesses and community organizations to provide free programming for personal advancement to support individual and professional growth

Earth, Wind & Fuego, LLC. is a woman owned business proudly located in Beacon, NY and Poughkeepsie, NY. Founded by Madeline & Jen in 2016, they committed their journey’s to health and healing and discovered that changing their lifestyle, including nutrition, supported their body in healing from chronic illness, dis-ease, surgery and medication. From this experience and learning, they created a Meal Planning & Preparation System that supports clients in achieving their optimal health and wellness goals.

We now offer:

  • Lunch Service Monday – Friday from 11am – 2pm at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory
  • Meal Preparation
  • Catering
  • Skin Care Line coming soon…

We partner with Hudson River Housing, Inc. (HRH) as a host business for their Employment Assistance & Training Station (EATS) which helps HRH clients who face barriers to employment. HRH clients learn job skills, build confidence, create resumes and make connections for future employment. There’s no movement without all of us living up to our full #poughtential!

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Our Team

Madeline Sabril Henriquez
Born and raised in Perth Amboy, NJ, Madeline was inspired by the many women in her life who made magic in the kitchen. A loud and proud Queer Dominican woman, Madeline was born feet-first and determined to change the world.  Before incorporating Earth, Wind & Fuego, Madeline worked in human services for 13 years in different capacities, starting as an administrative assistant for a local not-for-profit social justice organization and advancing into managerial roles in health care reform, advocacy, reproductive health and justice, and gender violence. When Madeline’s chef hat comes off, she enjoys spending time with family, travel, listening to music while rearranging her home, and especially writing. She is a poet, adult romance & erotica writer, and comedienne and has shared her work at venues such as The Falcon, The Wherehouse, and 2 Alices Coffee Lounge. Madeline is a member of the Evolving Wordsmiths and has participated in the recitation of Poet Gold’s “Poughkeepsie Project, Poetically”(2016) at Barnes & Noble. Henriquez is currently working on a new comedy set titled “Mami raised me Catholic but I chose to be a nasty woman”. 

 

Jen Herman
Jen previously worked as the Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator in Dutchess County before co-founding Earth, Wind & Fuego in 2017. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work at Adelphi University. Jen has worked for and volunteered at human service agencies throughout Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties and received the Asset Builder/Outstanding Youth Worker Award in 2015 from the Orange County Executive’s Youth Bureau Awards. She serves as a commission member of the Dutchess County Human Rights Commission and volunteers with Poughkeepsie O+ and  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. As a poet and spoken word artist, Jen uses her writing and performance as a platform to shed light on systemic oppression and privilege, calling for unity among all people. She won the first ever Milkweed Poetry Slam in Sugar Loaf, NY, for her piece “Pulse” on the Orlando nightclub massacre.