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Black History Month series: Initiative 77 – Did you miss it? Watch here!

In this week’s Black History Month segment, we highlighted Initiative 77, a voter-approved ballot initiative to phase out the minimum wage exemption for tipped employees.

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New Southeast Virtual Grand Opening video

Bread for the City has completed construction on a new, 27,650 square foot comprehensive service center at 1700 Good Hope Road, SE, which began January 2019. Here’s a new video that captures all the special moments during the virtual grand opening.

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Black History Month Series: The DC Movements – Did you miss it? Watch here!

In this week’s Black History Month segment, we highlighted the DC Movements.

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Bread for the City is making a difference!

Clients of Bread for the City highlight the impact we’ve had on them and in DC. Our organization treats community members with dignity and we help improve all areas of their lives.

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Bread for the City’s statement on the Presidential Inauguration and MLK Day

On Wednesday, everyone witnessed history. It was the first time a woman, and a person of Black and South Asian descent, was sworn in as Vice President of the United State of America. It also took place two days after the 38th anniversary of the establishment of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which we celebrated just this Monday. The inauguration of Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris during King Week is appropriate, a sign of hope that we can continue our work to accomplish all that King, and other freedom fighters, dreamt of.

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Bread for the City’s statement on Capitol Building riot

Bread for the City is disappointed and outraged by the domestic terror attack against our democratic process. Watching political extremists attack the United States Capitol and having disregarding democracy is another example of white supremacy manifesting itself.

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Testimonies about Thrive East of the River

Community members explain the impact of Thrive East of the River. It’s a partnership between Bread for the City, 11th Street Bridge Park, Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative, and Martha’s Table. We’re providing 500+ households impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns with $5,500 in cash, groceries, diapers, and other dry goods; and assistance with financial counseling and job readiness.

The DC City Council unanimously passes the REACH Act, a comprehensive racial equity bill

On November 10, 2020, the DC City Council unanimously passed the potentially transformative racial equity legislation, the REACH Act,  adding its name to the growing list of cities and counties across the country seeking to use legislation to address long-standing racial disparities.