Last week, Advocacy Director Aja Taylor offered testimony at the Department of Human Services budget hearing about the need for anti-racism training within city agencies to root out biases that lead to policies that continue to disadvantage the city’s Black and Brown residents. At Bread for the City, we work with residents living with low incomes to develop the power to determine the future of their own communities. Part of that work is calling out the people and policies that make life harder for those we serve. The following is a portion of Aja’s oral testimony.
April 05, 2018 by BFC
Guest Author: Ally Blaine
We are grateful to all of our members of our Corporate Partnerships Program here at Bread for the City. You’re support ensures that we are able to serve our clients in an atmosphere of dignity and respect every day. Today, we give a special shout-out to MCN Build who supports BFC in so many ways!
BFC’s CEO, George A. Jones, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and our city’s critical need for policies that make amends for intentional divestment from Black communities.
Ali Jost, our Integrated Behavioral Health Manager, shares a day in her life at our medical clinic, and her musings on how social work is the “vibranium” of BFC.
Ever wonder what a social worker does? From running organizations to providing one-on-one support to clients in their most vulnerable hours, social workers manage complexity, lift up people’s humanity, and make the world a better place. In honor of Social Worker month this March, Bread for the City is sharing highlights of the work social workers do at Bread for the City. Read our stories and learn how social workers empower individuals and systems to make the world a better place.
March 29, 2018 by BFC
Guest Author: Melissa Palms
Sometimes, change comes when you least expect it. Through working with Women Empowered, Ms. Williams learned to advocate for herself and this led to finding affordable housing!