Our Staff Archives - Page 4 of 4 - Bread for the City

Just Logo Blog / Our Staff

Post Image

She’s awesome and we know it!

Bread for the City isn’t above crowing about one of our own. Congratulations to Senior Staff Attorney Taylor Healy, who was recently named a DC Rising Star by the National Law Journal!

Post Image

Welcome(ish) Aja Taylor, Advocacy Director

Bread for the City is just making ALL the big changes right now. We’re officially an FQHC; we just launched our new strategic plan; and for the first time ever, we have hired an Advocacy Director!

Post Image

Bilingual Housing Clinic Coordinator

Wondimu Geda is a full time Bilingual Housing Clinic Coordinator with our Housing Access Program (HAP). Wandimu is fluent in Amharic, English, Afan Oromo, and Gurage. He works to make sure that our Amharic speaking clients have full access to HAP programming and often facilitates other BFC programs.

At Bread for the City, we value language access and see it as an integral piece of dignity and respect. All of our staff have been trained on our language access policies and know to offer interpretation services at every point of contact. If a staff member is not available to provide language services or interpretation we will call a telephonic interpretation service. For appointments scheduled ahead of time, we often bring in outside interpreters to facilitate culturally appropriate communication in meetings.

Post Image

Just another Tuesday @ BFC

*Remarks by S. Tyler Hale at Venable LLP’s 2015 Civiletti Pro Bono Awards Recognition Ceremony*

Post Image

Undoing Racism

A month ago I had a powerful experience. I spent two days with 45 mostly-young people in a training workshop on “Undoing Racism”. Almost 30 of the 45 were Bread employees or Board members – black, white, mixed, and Asian-American – and were there as part of Bread’s commitment to racial equity.

Post Image

Race Matters

A couple of weeks ago, a number of the Bread for the City staffers met up at Freedom Plaza to participate in the rally to end police brutality against black men. After some thought, I gave the staff permission to join the rally under the Bread for the City banner, rather than insisting that they participate as mere private citizens.

I had initially hesitated to give my permission for them to walk as Bread employees, not because I didn’t like the cause or because I was worried about alienating some donors, which it very well might. No, I hesitated because I fear that the idea of marching regarding police brutality is too narrow of a message. Even one life of an unarmed citizen lost at the hands of the very people paid to protect us is tragic, but of course we know these tragedies have been both numerous and irreversible.

The Food Department will be closed beginning, Mon March 20th until our Grand Reopening on Tues, April 18th.  Our program is being restructured in order to serve you better.  Additional food resources are available at our reception desk and on our website.  Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to serving you in our new spaces in April!

El Departamento de Alimentación permanecerá cerrado desde el lunes 20 de marzo hasta nuestra gran reapertura el martes 18 de abril. Nuestro programa se está reestructurando para poder servirle mejor. En la recepción y en nuestro sitio web encontrará recursos adicionales sobre alimentación. Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión, estamos deseosos de servirles en nuestros nuevos espacios en abril.

የምግብ ክፍሉ ከሰኞ መጋቢት 20 ጀምሮ ዝግ ሆኖ፣ ማክሰኞ ሚያዝያ 18 በደማቅ ሁኔታ በድጋሚ ይከፈታል። እርስዎን በተሻለ ሁኔታ ለማገልገል ያስችለን ዘንድ ፕሮግራሞቻችን እንደ አዲስ እየተዋቀሩ ነው። ተጨማሪ የምግብ ግብዓቶች በእንግዳ መቀበያ ዴስኮቻችን እና በድረ ገጻችን ላይ ይገኛሉ። ስለ ትዕግስትዎ እና ስለ ግንዛቤዎ ምስጋና እናአቀርባለን እንድሁም በሚያዝያ ውስጥ በአዲሶቹ ክፍሎቻችን ውስጥ እርስዎን ለማገልገል በጉጉት እንጠባበቃለን!

食品部门将于3月20日星期一开始关闭,直至4月18日星期二我们的盛大重新开幕。我们的项目正在进行重组,以更好地为您服务。我们的接待台和网站上提供了额外的食品资源。感谢您的耐心和理解,我们期待在四月的新场所为您服务!

 

For more info