The Dog Tag Fellowship Program is still going strong thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff and fellows.
A recent article for Eater DC explored how the program is continuing while the bakery is closed and our team is working from home.
“We went through phases depending on what was happening with the government to make sure everyone was healthy and safe,” says Claire Witko, director of programs at the bakery. “The [fellows] we work with joined this program for a reason. They’re speaking a greater purpose for themselves. They want to be connected to a community. They’re looking for that next step. We decided we can still deliver that with a virtual model.”
All guest speakers, including Georgetown professors and representatives from companies like Hilton and Boeing, have gone virtual, too. Witko says the virtual curriculum also lets family members join brainstorming sessions. Breaks encouraging people to get outside for “mindfulness sessions” are now regularly scheduled.
#DogTagPivot will be a temporary series highlighting how some Dog Tag alumni are adapting their businesses in light of COVID-19.
“Life doesn’t always go according to plan,” says Dog Tag CEO Meghan Ogilvie, “Often we have to pivot, both personally and professionally, and this unprecedented time is no exception. By design, our Living Business School provides our fellows the unique opportunity to see first-hand how we constantly adapt in order to ensure our mission is the driving force behind all our decisions. We strive to teach and model resilience and perseverance, equipping our fellows and alumni with the tools, resources, and mindset to navigate the changes and curve balls thrown their way.”
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) March 29, 2020
The United States Army Corps of Engineers is doing an exceptional job of stepping up to the challenge of quickly building hospitals to care for COVID-19 patients across the country. We can all sleep a little better at night knowing they are leading this effort. Please join me in showing appreciation for everything our military service members are doing to help save lives. #GoArmy