Mission & Impact
Dog Tag Inc. is an innovative five-month training program that holistically fosters the growth of driven, entrepreneurial-minded wounded veterans, spouses and care givers, through a world-class education, ample leadership development opportunities, and a personalized business management rotation.
By the end of our program, graduating fellows have earned a Certificate in Business Administration from Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies. The curriculum serves as an introduction to business from an academic perspective and consists of seven courses that are tailored to the small business-focused goals of our fellows. Courses include accounting, management, communication, financial management, marketing, business policy, and entrepreneurship.
Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown provides the vehicle to put the classroom learning into context as fellows rotate through the various business roles within the bakery. The storefront includes a state of the art bakery and kitchen as well as classroom space. We provide experiential learning by facilitating a working rotation through the storefront and non-profit. Fellows will have a chance to learn every aspect of a small business including accounting, operations, staff management, product creation, customer service, and marketing. Through a combination of shadowing and project management, our fellows are expected to complete tasks independently while communicating their needs and progress with management.
2018 Fellowship Program Dates:
Winter Class - 2018
January 9, 2018 - June 7, 2018
Summer Class - 2018
July 10, 2018 - November 15, 2018
• Post 9/11 Military Veteran with service-connected disability, Caregiver; Spouse;
• Eager to learn and engage in professional development
• Preparing for a career in the civilian workforce
• Able to provide his or her own transportation to and from the bakery and school
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.