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BREAD: Boston’s Racial Economic Activated Dialogue

 22 Warren Street
 Boston, MA 02119
[P] (617) 3318290
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www.facebook.com/breadboston
[email protected]
Leora Rifkin
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INCORPORATED: 2015
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 80-0214659

LAST UPDATED: 01/28/2016
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

BREAD focuses on the belief that our community is more than sufficient and capable of becoming prosperous, serving and benefiting ourselves. We believe it is possible to name the strengths we do have and to share these strengths in a mutually beneficial way to help each of us grow and prosper, but only if we create space to collectively nurture our human connections.

Mission Statement

BREAD focuses on the belief that our community is more than sufficient and capable of becoming prosperous, serving and benefiting ourselves. We believe it is possible to name the strengths we do have and to share these strengths in a mutually beneficial way to help each of us grow and prosper, but only if we create space to collectively nurture our human connections.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Income $50,000.00
Projected Expense $50,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Start Up Classroom

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Overview

Mission Statement

BREAD focuses on the belief that our community is more than sufficient and capable of becoming prosperous, serving and benefiting ourselves. We believe it is possible to name the strengths we do have and to share these strengths in a mutually beneficial way to help each of us grow and prosper, but only if we create space to collectively nurture our human connections.

Background Statement

BREAD formed in December 2015 by a group of four community organizers who shared a vision to create a space that elevated what was great about our community and building our communal capacity to rise together by giving life to the dreams and potential of individuals. Since then we have already produced two well attended events featuring nationally known guests. Our speakers not only inspire others with their personal stories in pursuit of their dreams, but offer knowledge tools that audience members can begin applying what they learned immediately, regardless of where they are at in the process of entrepreneurship. We hope to continue to build on the momentum and energy expressed by our attendees who see value in these conversations, are engaged in and find meaning in the the BREAD community. Our hope is to design innovative programming to support both the psychological well-being of entrepreneurs, as well as address the systemic inequities that continue to be perpetuated and contribute to building the pipeline of access to resources. 

Impact Statement

Our 2015 past accomplishments include:
  • BREAD Start Up Classroom featuring Benoni Tagoe, business developer of The Misadventures of Award Black Girl and creator of The Bizz Plan
  • BREAD Start Up Classroom featuring Julian Mitchell, contributor for Forbes and founder of the "Get Paid to Be Yourself" movement and educational series
  • Partnership with ArtsEmerson for their play "Mr. Joy", which included a BREAD discount code for BREAD attendees and a BREAD takeover at the performance of "Mr. Joy" with an after show conversation with lead actress Tangela Large, Julian Mitchell, Leora Rifkin of BREAD and Akiba Abaka of ArtsEmerson.
  • The BREAD promo code for "Mr. Joy" was utilized by 80 attendees, which is a full house for the performance 
  • Produced two full length videos featuring BREAD guests that are available for free online
In 2016 BREAD will:
  • Feature 4 nationally known guests in our speaker series Start Up Classroom
  • Continue our partnership with ArtsEmerson in connecting Boston creatives and entrepreneurs to the arts
  • Introduce innovative programming that elevates strengths and builds resiliency 
  • Develop mutually beneficial partnerships to broaden and deepen our impact to support the entrepreneurial pipeline for millennial entrepreneurs of color

Needs Statement

BREAD is currently a volunteer led initiative. $80,000 for the 2017 year would allow us to deepen our impact by providing support for a part time staff member to design and organize an even more robust programming for entrepreneurs focused on developing knowledge tools, supporting psychological resiliency and developing more partnerships to increase access to financial resources and opportunities. 
 
More immediately, we are also in need of a copy of Quickbooks and a tutorial.

CEO Statement

BREAD is creating a positive and virtuous institution, where all participants, from volunteers to attendees to guests, leave feeling fulfilled and valued. Systemic change takes time, but we believe by focusing on psychological well-being and creating a positive community that we are building our collective and individual resiliency that is needed to create a  more lasting, sustainable movement by recognizing and nurturing our innate human needs. This will enable us to have a greater and more impactful systemic change. We want our participants to begin to imagine and think about what, gives life to our systems when they are at their best? By focusing on our positive core and what we think is great about our community we can use that to build, reimagine and ultimately develop a new system.  We believe that entrepreneurs and creatives have the ability and are central to dreaming, designing and implementing a system that serves and benefits the whole of our community. We believe that anything is possible when we are equipped with the waypower, the tools needed to make lasting, positive change. 

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
National
City of Boston- North Dorchester
City of Boston- Mattapan
City of Boston- Roxbury
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Organization Categories

  1. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Small Business Development
  2. Education -
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Start Up Classroom

Our signature program is our Start Up Classroom series, which brings nationally known entrepreneurs to Boston to tell their personal life story and offer knowledge tools to our audience members. These events offer the quality programming you would find in a classroom, but we bring it right into our community. 
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Category  Employment, General/Other Employment, General/Other
Population Served College Aged (18-26 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success  Our short term success is people reporting that they left inspired, made a new connection, or went home after the program and took action towards their dream. Another indicator of success is our participants reporting that they learned of new resources in our community and actively telling us that they are now engaging with these other resources. 
Program Long-Term Success  For our attendees our programming will support the agency and autonomy they feel to pursue a dream they have. By offering knowledge tools it will support their ability to put their dreams into action and it contributes to their own sense of competence. The social connections developed in the space elevate a sense communal efficacy, belief in our community's excellence. 
Program Success Monitored By  We will be conducting surveys at our events and many people send us emails letting us know the impact our events had on them. 
Examples of Program Success  We have received testimonials after participants have left the event letting us know what immediate actions they have taken after attending the events. 

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Leora Rifkin
CEO Term Start Dec 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Leora is currently a candidate for her Masters of Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She has extensive experience developing mutually beneficial community partnerships in Boston. Most recently, Leora served as the Community Programs Educator and BNY Mellon Youth Leaders Program Manager at Boston Children’s Museum. In the spring of 2013, under her leadership, one of her young people was selected to represent the Museum to receive the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House. In her free time Leora is always seeking opportunities to empower, encourage and inspire better citizenship in Boston, her home by choice. She values the power that comes when people have a genuine connection and the ability that relationship has to transform individuals and communities.

Leora believes in play, possibility, vulnerability, connectivity, gratitude, compassion, creativity and people.

Leora believes in play, possibility, vulnerability, connectivity, gratitude, compassion, creativity and people.

Co-CEO Joanna Marinova Jones
Co-CEO Term Start June 2008
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Number of Volunteers 3
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Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
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Gender Female: 2
Male: 1
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Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
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Governance


Board Chair Ms. Leora Rifkin
Board Chair Company Affiliation BREAD, Founder
Board Chair Term Dec 2015 -
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Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Roxanne Longoria URevolution Voting
Justin Springer Outside the Box Agency Voting
Benoni Tagoe The Bizz Plan NonVoting

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
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Gender Female: 2
Male: 2
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Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
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Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

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Foundation Comments

BREAD: Boston’s Racial Economic Activated Dialogue is a newer organization and formally began its work in Dec. 2015. As such, a full year of financial summary data will be posted in the charts and graphs above when it becomes available. BREAD is fiscally sponsored by Press Pass Tv Inc., as noted in the above posted fiscal sponsor letter and IRS Letter of Determination.

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