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Raising money for local nonprofit Together We Bake, an empowerment-based job training program for women in need of a second chance


Washington, DC (September 9, 2016) – Noise In The Basement, a local alt-rock band featuring Venable attorneys Andrew Price, Damon Wright, Bri Rizzo, and Frank Cimino, will take part in the second annual Law Rocks DC battle of the bands fundraiser. The group is raising funds for local nonprofit, and Venable pro bono client, Together We Bake, an empowerment-based job training program for women in need of a second chance within the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Law Rocks, founded in 2009, promotes music education for underprivileged youth and raises funds for local nonprofit organizations by combining the power of music and the generosity of the global legal community. To accomplish their mission, Law Rocks hosts a series of battle of the band fundraising concerts in cities across the globe starring local legal professionals. It provides an opportunity for the legal community to bring attention and funding to deserving local nonprofits. San Francisco-based Venable attorney Brandt Mori is a co-founder and director of the group.

Founded in 2012, Together We Bake empowers women who have experienced incarceration, homelessness, and long-term unemployment with the knowledge, job training, and life skills to improve their lives. This unique organization, which provides job training centered on a micro-baking business, helps women gain self-confidence, transferable workforce skills, and invaluable hands-on experience to find sustainable employment and move toward self-sufficiency. Together We Bake's women learn food production, food safety education, product packaging and delivery, and customer service, along with better self-awareness, self-esteem, responsibility and accountability. With only an eight percent recidivism rate, Together We Bake's graduates have achieved career success in the food service and hospitality industry and even more have transformed their lives.

Law Rocks DC will be held on September 22 at the 9:30 Club. This year's event coincides with the Annual Conference of the International Bar Association. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised by Noise In The Basement will go to Together We Bake. To donate and purchase tickets to the event, please visit https://www.crowdrise.com/noiseinthebasement16.

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