Bread for the City Helps People

2012 – 2015 Strategic Plan

Bread for the City’s Board of Directors unanimously passed a new strategic plan– our road map for the next 3.5 years as we look to deepen our impact on DC’s low-income community.

The strategic priorities of this plan are:

  1. Increase the impact, effectiveness, and sustainability of our programs and services.
  2. Institutionalize and strengthen regular, meaningful opportunities for client engagement.
  3. Structure advocacy to be coordinated, collaborative, and accountable to the community.
  4. Expand Bread for the City’s overall service capacity and service area.
  5. Establish Bread for the City as a pre-eminent anti-poverty organization in Washington, DC

Some highlights of what we hope to accomplish over the coming years are:

  1. Become a Federally Qualified Health Center
  2. Expand behavioral health programming
  3. Expand food program eligibility
  4. Improve cultural competency, as well as racial/ethnic, economic, and linguistic diversity of staff
  5. Transition our vision clinic from a volunteer model to regular staff-led practice
  6. Become the medical home for 3,000 additional medically underserved residents
  7. Develop a community organizing initiative in our legal clinic
  8. Increase the number of clients participating in our Pre-Employment Program by 50%
  9. Develop an Advisory Board of Directors to work in partnership with our patient-led governing Board of Directors
  10. Establishing a structured advocacy unit within Bread for the City, with clearly defined staffing, accountability, and work plans
  11. Expand the Southeast Center

You can download the full plan, or email to request the full plan be sent to you. Any questions can be directed to CEO George Jones at 202.386.7602 or