“There are very few places you can go to school to learn how to be an activist,” says Kathy Black, a longtime member of the Bread & Roses Community Fund family who is currently serving on the Tribute to Change planning committee.
“I like that Bread & Roses breaks down the silos between organizations,” says Elisabeth Bass, a member of the 2017 Tribute to Change planning committee and longtime Bread & Roses supporter.
“The current political moment calls for people of color and disenfranchised people to be at the head of work,” says Jeaninne Kayembe, co-executive director of Urban Creators, a Racial & Economic Justice Fund grantee.
We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Nigel Charles, who recently joined Bread & Roses as project manager. Nigel will be supporting the growth of our newest program, the Giving Project, which guides participants through a process of collective learning, fundraising, and grantmaking.
215 People’s Alliance, a Racial & Economic Justice Fund grantee, successfully campaigned for the City of Philadelphia to divest its payroll funds from Wells Fargo Bank, moving $2 billion of city funding.