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ORGANIZATION: The Bread Project

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We are seeking new board members to support the work of The Bread Project and broaden the skills of our board. We are looking for individuals experienced in one of the following areas: Food industry, finance, law, TBP student community, strategic planning, real estate, fundraising, employment practices or just plain passionate about the mission of TBP.

The Board has regular bi-monthly meetings and additional meetings as needed. Members are also required to participate in at least one committee. We are required to devote at least 3-5 hours per month to The Bread Project business. We participate in fundraising and contribute according to our means and/or raise contributions from other sources. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are fundamental principles to The Bread Project. We especially welcome BIPOC folks to apply.

Since 2000, we have been dedicated to changing the trajectory of the lives of individuals with high barriers to employment, putting them on a path toward economic opportunity and a living wage. We have served over 2200 individual with a 80-85% job placement after graduation and 80-85% job retention rate. We are proud of our accomplishments to date, but more work needs to be done. We strive to help the significant number of immigrants and refugees navigate a new culture and job market and provide services in reduce recidivism for our justice involved graduates. Other long-term impacts we seek to achieve with those we serve are increased economic opportunity, wage progression, enhanced quality of life, and access to a supportive community. We seek new board members to continue to carry out our mission and strengthen our organization while it transitions into a stronger post-Covid position. Come join our team!
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About The Bread Project


1615 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703, US

Mission Statement

The Bread Project has a vision for individuals with limited resources to be able to become self-sufficient and contribute to their communities through stable, gainful, and fulfilling work. We leverage the power of culinary job training and placement assistance to support the success of our students.


Organization Description: The Bread Project (TBP) offers a 5 week,150-hour culinary and baking job training program to empower individuals with limited resources on their path to self-sufficiency. We offer skills instruction, on-the-job training and assistance with establishing a career in the food industry. After successfully completing our Program, we connect graduates with job opportunities and provide them with 12 months of personalized support services. Post-graduation support includes intensive job placement counseling, helping them pursue appropriate employment matches, ongoing career coaching, application assistance, and access to supplemental training to ensure our graduates further their professional development and increase their economic opportunities.

Our students must be low income to qualify for enrollment. They are generally refugees, asylees, part of the re-entry population and/or housing insecure. They seek to rebuild their lives. The Bread Project provides the home where they receive training, a positive environment, and a strong network of support. TBP helps put them on their path to employment. Please look at our website to learn more about us. the bread project | one job can change everything


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