2019 Think Dutchess Innovation Challenge Semifinalist

Our mission is train and hire city of Poughkeepsie residents who face physical, mental and societal barriers to employment

Our Mission

Through our non-profit partnerships, we train and hire people who have been out of the workforce for years. We utilize a trauma-responsive approach to our work, applying servant-leadership and democratic workplace values. By radicalizing hiring, training and workplace culture, we create an environment where everyone can THRIVE.

Our History

Earth, Wind & Fuego was founded in 2017 by Madeline and Jen, who share both collective visions for a just economy and a passion for healthy and delicious food. Learn more about our founders

Our Team

Attending Hudson River Housing’s Windchill Dinner 2019

Our team is an eclectic artistry of city of Poughkeepsie talent, including:

  • Veterans
  • Formerly-incarcerated
  • LGBTQ+ identified individuals
  • Seniors

This is so much more than a job to me, this gives me a purpose…”

EWF Team Member

Our Food

Healthy, delicious cuisine prepared lovingly with local ingredients

  • Poughkeepsie Farm Project (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Roxbury Farm
  • North River Roasters (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Laughing Gut Kombucha (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Bissap Berry (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • T-Spoon (Rhinebeck, NY)
  • Bread Alone Bakery (Rhinebeck, NY)
  • Our Daily Bread (Chatham, NY)
  • Red Barn Produce (Highland, NY)

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