Sweet LaLa’s Bakery launched in 2014 to create an employment pipeline for graduates of JIFF, or Juvenile Intervention and Faith-Based Follow-up.
The bakery formed a business relationship with JIFF and now contracts with JIFF to supply the student workforce for the bakery. Bakers become eligible once they have graduated from the 16-week core program JIFF provides. All students are paid for any time spent in the kitchen, from training, to production to selling off site. Almost 30 at risk youth have been employed with Sweet LaLa’s Bakery since it opened at 254 S. Lauderdale in December 2014.