Breakbread Literacy Project

a home for young creatives

Mission

BreakBread provides a place where young creatives’ work can take root and grow through four initiatives: BreakBread Magazine: groundbreaking new work from young creatives under age 25 BreakBread Reading Series: Community reading events for young voices in literature BreakBread Creative Classroom: Free creative writing workshops for young creatives BreakBread Literary Apprentices: Publishing internships for artists, writers & editors BreakBread Literacy project creates a community where youth acquire expertise in publishing, and develop skills that make them competitive for internships, collegiate writing programs, and the publishing industry.

Ruling year info

2020

Founder/Editor-in-Chief

William David Hall

Vice President/Poetry Editor

Ms. Crystal AC Salas

Main address

716 N. Ventura Road #252

Oxnard, CA 93030 USA

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EIN

84-3470075

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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Our programs

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BreakBread Magazine

BreakBread Magazine is a magazine for all young creatives under the age of 25. We are always looking for vivid, timely poetry, nonfiction, short stories and visual arts—fine art, photography, comics, illustrated narratives, and hybrid work that explores new directions in arts and letters.
BreakBread seeks to engage, develop and publish the work of all young artists, including creatives who identify as AfrX-Caribbean, Asian-Pacific Islander, Black, First Peoples/Indigenous, Incarcerated, LatinX, Migrant/Refugee/Diaspora, Roma, LGBTQIA, Appalachian-Affrilachian, and all people living in poverty. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and we understand that many people hold identities that are intersectional, multidimensional, and complicated. We invite and embrace all work by young creatives that shares the authentic, lived experiences of all peoples.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

BreakBread is a youth literacy project dedicated to cultivating creatives under the age of 25. We seek to provide a place where young creatives’ work can take root and grow, introducing youth to the world of literature and publishing as a means of self-expression and vocational development. Our Literary Apprentice program develops young creatives—especially those who lack access to traditional publishing internships and writing opportunities—into pre-professional, college-ready editors, writers, and team members. BreakBread Literary Magazine could not achieve its mission to amplify the voices of young creatives without young creatives’ input in the work we do. Literary Apprentices (LAs) will work alongside the magazine’s editorial staff to produce each issue. LAs will also have the opportunity to participate in generative workshops with visiting artists and staff-lead peer workshops to develop their own skills as burgeoning young writers.

Population(s) Served

BreakBread Creative Classroom offers free, online creative writing workshops for young creatives. Our generative writing workshops, taught by a terrific roster of established, Visiting Writers, are open to yong writers age 13-19. BreakBread also hosts "open studio workshops" where young writers can talk 1:1 with our editors about work-in-progress. All welcome!
For a current schedule of Creative Classroom workshops, please visit our website at https://www.breakbreadproject.org/events-workshops.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Adolescents
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Young adults
Adolescents
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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Breakbread Literacy Project

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
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Board co-chair

David Hall

Valley International Prep High School

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Crystal Salas

University of California Riverside

Term: 2019 - 2022

Jamie Lyn Smith

Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

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