Breaking Bread Career and Resume Center
Employers and job hunters come together to “break bread” and talk about career growth and opportunities with people with criminal backgrounds, the homeless, and those struggling in the community.
Using a brand idea taken from a grocery store item to create a store with a working business model that helps build upon the brand but is also a functioning, solvent business on its own.
Aligning with DKB Values
Improving the community
Giving people with criminal backgrounds a second chance
Open to all and include the community and the homeless
Daves Killer Bread: Background
Dave’s Killer Bread is the best-selling organic sliced bread brand in the United States. Its founder is an ex-convict
(no, he didn’t kill anyone). ⅓ of his workforce have a criminal background.
Between 60 percent and 75 percent of ex-offenders remain unemployed one year after being released from jail.
DKB was started in Portland
Portland is one of the friendliest cities for the homeless and unemployed
Minimum wage is $11.25
Industries good for ex-convicts:
Employer Membership Fees
Services for Ex-Convicts, The Community, and Homeless
Community centered: Relaxed and communal atmosphere
Easy and accessible: Near public transportation
Space for events, meetings, and workshops: Provide members and employers with resources and tools
Services for Employers
cover letter building
Opportunity to meet