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Welcoming Ría Thompson-Washington: A Champion for Justice Joins Our Advocacy Team

With over two decades of experience in grassroots organizing and advocacy, Ría has been at the forefront of empowering Black and Latine communities. Their journey has seen them engage in a spectrum of movements, from the Labor movement to Occupy Wall Street and, more recently, providing invaluable legal support to various social justice movements.

In their new role as Associate Director, Ría will play a pivotal role in steering our organizing efforts providing supervision, guidance, and direction to our team. They will also spearhead political education initiatives within Bread for the City, fostering a deeper understanding of systemic issues and organizing opportunities among staff, leadership, and clients.

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Introducing Toshira Monroe: Uniting Compassion, Leadership, and Empowerment as Bread for the City’s New Chief Operating Officer

“This is what I have been asking and hoping for, doing what others don’t have the courage to do. I just thought [Bread for the City staff] weren’t afraid. Go with people leading with fierceness.”

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Meet Bread for the City’s New Chief Program Officer, Mahogany Thomas

“When you tell me no, I’ll give you five reasons why it’s a yes.”

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Bread for the City grieves the loss of Jeannine Sanford

Since July, Bread for the City has been grieving the loss of our long-time chief operating officer, Jeannine Sanford. To those who knew her, Jeanine was a caring mentor. Throughout her 30-year tenure, she always offered her time, provided advice, and advocated for those in need as a well-known pillar in the legal services and pro bono community. 

We unite with Jeannine’s family, her friends, the legal access community, and her Bread for the City loved ones in honoring her legacy as we say goodbye.

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Dr. Randi Abramson provides information on Moderna vaccine

Bread for the City is excited to be added to the vaccine distribution efforts here in the Nation’s Capital. We are expecting 400 doses for DC area frontline staff and medical providers. We are hoping to give out the vaccines before the end of January. As soon as we have given out the first 400 doses we are excited to receive the next shipment to get the vaccines out to our community. I received the opportunity to speak with Dr. Randi Abramson, Chief Medical Officer, about Bread for the City’s plan to distribute the Moderna vaccine.

Kenrick Thomas

Communications and Events Manager

Samra Stoner

Northwest Volunteer Coordinator

New Staff Members

Bread for the City introduces Kenrick Thomas as our new Communications and Events Manager and Samra Stoner as our new Northwest Volunteer Coordinator.

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Team Encounter: Welcome Astrid to BFC’s Legal Team

Team Encounter goes behind the work of Bread for the City to introduce you to our dedicated staff. This week, we learn more about and welcome Astrid,  a new Staff Attorney.

Tamar Hoffman

Tamar Hoffman

Tai Williams

Tai Williams

Patrick Ishimwe

Patrick Ishimwe

Meet BFC’s Summer Law Clerks

Bread for the City is proud to introduce you to our amazing summer law clerks in our Legal Clinic!