Please join us in welcoming Yahya Alazrak, Farrah Parkes, and Nina Wong to our board of directors.
Yahya Alazrak’s experience growing up with one wealthy parent and one poor one has instilled in them a commitment to building a world where all people have three things: enough resources, power over their own lives, and community. They see Bread & Roses as having a key role in nurturing those things in the Philadelphia area, and they couldn’t be more grateful to serve that work. Yahya has been with Resource Generation since 2015 as a National Organizer and Coordinator of POC programs, organizing young people with access to wealth towards the redistribution of wealth, land, and power. They live in West Philadelphia and are a member of the Life Center Association cooperative land trust.
Farrah Parkes has spent her entire professional career in the non-profit sector working to address societal imbalances in resources and opportunities. She is inspired by Bread & Roses’ commitment to “change, not charity.” She previously served on the board of the Women’s Medical Fund and is currently the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Valentine Foundation.
Nina Wong is a lifelong Philadelphian always in search of new avenues to contribute to a collective, holistic vision of equity in the community she loves. Whether in her day-to-day roles as an operations consultant or trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness instructor, she is passionate about helping individuals and organizations alike align intention with action – while doing so ambitiously and sustainably. Nina was a member of Bread & Roses’ Spring 2017 Giving Project and considers it one of the most thought-provoking and paradigm-shifting experiences of her life (and she thinks you should join one as well!).