2010 Newsletter Issue 1

Bringing neighbors together to fight for their communities

On February 2, 2010 at our No Neighbor Left Behind townhall meeting, we convened people from all over the Delaware valley to discuss how disinvestment and gentrification threaten all of us. Community organizers and leaders shared their strategies to ensure that no neighbor is left behind.

Letter from the executive director

Meet our board members: Ellen Somekawa

“As the executive director of Asian Americans United (AAU), I see first-hand the vital role that Bread & Roses plays in helping groups like ours survive and thrive.”

Donor Spotlight: E. Mitchell Swan

“I see Bread & Roses Community Fund helping people pull together in a grassroots way to make their government more responsive and their communities better—that’s something I want to support.”

Grantee Spotlight: Youth Art and Self-empowerment project

At a community forum for Pennsylvania’s next governor, co-sponsored by Bread & Roses and many grantees, Jasmine asked the candidates how they’ll change the law to prevent youth from landing in adult prisons. The candidates promised reform, but according to Jasmine, “they could have done better.”

Grantees In Action