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What Matters to Us: Health Care Giant Holds Out on Low-Income DC Residents

The Impact Fund recently featured BFC Client and Volunteer Ebony Price and BFC CEO George Jones in their post about CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield's $1 million surplus.
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Cross-Post: A Maternity Care Desert Threatens Lower Income Women in Washington, D.C.

The closure of two labor and delivery wards in D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods presents a challenge for communities with already alarmingly high maternal and infant mortality rates
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Keep Talent like Brittany: Stop Cuts to AmeriCorps

Today, Brittany Morgan, a talented Public Ally and native Washingtonian, helps hundreds of Bread for the City medical patients access social services and thrive, despite managing a chronic illness. But tomorrow, thousands of service leaders like Brittany will be eliminated if President Trump’s cruel 2018 budget passes Congress.
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Connecting over Crochet and Art

For the last few years, Bread for the City has been hosting a crochet group that meets every Monday in the medical waiting area. Clients use the time to socialize, share their skills, and enjoy a mutual hobby. Yesterday, our group went on an outing to the Phillips Collection to see the Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and other related works. The collection focused on the mass exodus of the black community from the rural south to the urban north between the world wars. The exodus, which was prompted by wartime shortages and oppressive conditions, was the largest population shift of African-Americans since the time of slavery. Lawrence’s collection features 60 panels of the African-American migration and is open until January 8, 2017.
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The Doctor is in!

You could practically feel the energy throughout the entire Bread for the City NW Center last Thursday as we officially welcomed the newest addition to our medical program--vision care!

Friends, neighbors, and family members (hi Mom!) came together to “cut the ribbon” and learn more about our clinic from the people who made it possible.
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Juneteenth and Jubilee Soda

Hello my People! Let's talk Juneteenth...

An internationally recognized day of observance, Juneteenth (June 19th, abbreviated), commemorates the day that presumably the last slaves in America were freed with the reading of The Emancipation by General Gordon Granger to enslaved residents of Galveston, Texas in 1865. Some historical texts have also noted that Juneteenth was originally known as the “Day of Jubilee" or "Jubilee Day".
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Dr. Randi Celebrates 25 Years of Service to the District

Please join us in congratulating our fearless leader Dr. Randi Abramson on a quarter century of service as our Chief Medical Officer!
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Cue Round of Applause!

YAY! With the help of neighbors like you, Bread for the City raised $26,926 on Do More 24!

And with our match, this means we raised a total of $51,926 in just 24 hours! We now have enough funding to move ahead with our plans to hire a dental hygienist who will help us care for approximately 200 more patients each year. WOW!

Thanks to you, the lights are on, our staff is here to work, and we’re able to continue helping our patients get the vital dental care they need.