Monthly Meeting: Fireside Chat with George Jones

February 22, 2024

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Join us virtually on Thursday, February 22, from 12 pm to 1 pm., for an amazing open Fireside Chat with George A. Jones, the Chief Executive Officer at Bread from the City and Chairman of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. We hope you’ll join us as CNHED President and CEO Stephen Glaude sits down with this racial equity innovator and thought leader to discuss the District’s current racial equity landscape, where there are gaps in initiatives, programs, and services, and specific steps the community economic development field and local leaders can take to spearhead more additional change and impact.

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February 22, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

More about George Jones

George A. Jones has been Chief Executive Officer of Bread for the City (BFC) since January 2, 1996. BFC is a nonprofit that provides food, clothing, medical, legal and social services to DC residents living on low incomes. Mr. Jones is responsible for managing all administrative, financial, and programmatic aspects of the agency and its 131 full-time staff. He has led BFC’s growth from a $1.2 million operation in 1996 to a $22 million operation in FY 2023. He has overseen the agency’s development of a 9,000 sq. ft. community center in Southeast DC in 2002, a 11,000 sq. ft. expansion of BFC’s Northwest Center and the construction of BFC’s new 27,000 sq. ft. Center on Good Hope Road, in Southeast DC.

Under Mr. Jones’ leadership, BFC has taken on the challenge of attacking poverty through a racial equity lens. The agency is committed to embedding racial equity in all of its direct services and its efforts to organize around and advocate for affordable housing. BFC strives to be an anti-racist agency and one that helps to lead the movement of creating a racially equitable DC.

Mr. Jones is the chairman of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the DC Primary Care Association (DCPCA), the DC Affordable Law Firm, and the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. He is also a founding member of the DC Initiative on Racial Equity and Local Government and the Anti-Racist DC Campaign. He has a B.A. in Psychology from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia.


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