The top 12 Reno food stories of 2016
Smile, hope, pizza. Smiling With Hope Pizza makes pies that make a difference. The pizzeria, opened early in the year by Walter and Judy Gloshinski, pays people with learning disabilities while they train to help make thin-crust pies, calzones, pizza rolls and other Northeast standards.
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Smiling With Hope Pizza Interview: Keep Pizza in your Heart
Reno Pizzeria Gives Hope To People With Disabilities
A pizzeria in Reno called Smiling With Hope is offering more than just classic New York style pizza. It’s giving people with special needs hands-on work experience and independence. Our contributor Luiza Vieira went to check it out.
Couple Opens Reno Pizzeria With a Mission
Owners of One Nevada Pizzeria Make It a Point to Hire Workers With Disabilities
A pizzeria in Nevada serves mouthwatering New York-style pies, as well as morsels of hope for people with disabilities within the community.
New pizzeria trains people with learning disabilities
If Smiling With Hope Pizza didn’t train people with learning disabilities; if it didn’t have this mission; if its only purpose was to send out thin-crust pies bubbling with mozzarella — if all that were true, would the slices taste as good?
Cody Hand overcomes his disability and earns a 3rd degree black belt.
Cody Hand was only a small child when he got the diagnosis: Down Syndrome. But since then, he's discovered a way not to allow his disability to hold him back: karate. For the past 15 years, Cody, now 22, has spent his time punching back at Down Syndrome by becoming a martial artist.
K News Reno Interview
Walter and Judy were featured in the February 4th episode of K New Reno's Insight.
Smiling With Hope Pizza Story and Interview
Walter Gloshinski is a man on a mission. A pizza mission. He makes great pizza. He is a standout Legends of Pizza in the making. He is a Special Education Teacher, who has taken his students and pizza making to the next level. He is moving his pizza operation from Ohio to Reno, Nevada. The new pizzeria Smiling Hope with Pizza will be his pizza dream come true!
Meet the Man Who Uses Pizza to Help Kids With Severe Learning Disabilities
For the last five years, Walter Gloshinski has been running a pizzeria out of the high school where he works in Newark, Ohio. Called Smiling With Hope Pizza, it serves what Gloshinski describes as classic New York pizza — but his operation isn't really like other slice shops. A special-education teacher for 25 years, Gloshinski staffs his pizzeria with his students — children with learning disabilities who are enrolled in the school's special-education program.
Watch: This Man’s Pizzeria Isn’t Just Making Pies, He’s Employing People with Developmental Disabilities
I have always followed my heart, and it has continually led me to working with people that never could fully navigate life on their own. My older cousin Vincent was Developmentally Delayed. I remember him being made fun of, and how he seemed to be like a small child in an adult body. This confused me, and something was ignited to try and understand this at an early age.
Walter's Kids: Teaching real-world pizzeria skills to special-needs youths
Smiling With Hope Bakery, a small yet bustling operation in Newark, Ohio, isn't exactly famous for its speedy service or customer convenience. The pizza menu is limited—18" cheese or pepperoni pies only. It doesn't deliver, and good luck calling in a carryout order—the shop doesn't even have a phone line.
Smiling With Hope Bakery: How Pizza-Making Transformed This High School Special Needs Program
Whether you read Slice or Serious Eats in general, you're familiar with that category of OMG, Food That Changed My Life. For most of us, it's exaggeration, a figure of speech. But for the students in Walter Gloshinski's special needs class at Newark High School, pizza is literally helping shape them as they shape it.
Licking County Man Creates Opportunities For Special Needs Children By Creating School-Run Bakery
Walter Gloshinski wants to give his students at Newark High School something they can wrap their heads and their hearts around.