National Community Action Foundation
David Bradley gives a voice to the voiceless. For nearly three decades, David has been the preeminent advocate in Washington, D.C. working closely with the Congressional leadership and with numerous Administrations, to ensure federal policies related to major social service programs make a difference in the lives of low-income Americans.
David is the principle author of the Community Services Block Grant, which provides the core funding to the nation's CAA network. David has been widely praised by leaders of both political parties. Sargent Shriver, the first leader in the War on Poverty said it best, "No one has done more to keep the War on Poverty alive and fresh in the minds of individuals."
The unique role he has crafted in Washington and his nearly unrivaled access to powerbrokers in the Congressional leadership has made David a popular presence on the speaker circuit. His speaking engagements provide his audiences with an insider’s perspective of the political climate in Washington that is gleaned directly from political and party leaders. He frequently is asked to provide his analysis of upcoming elections, as well as pending legislation.
David has a Bachelors and Masters degree from George Washington University. In 1987, he was a Senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. He served in President Carter’s Administration as Congressional Liaison at the Small Business Administration. In his spare time David is part owner of three AAA baseball teams, the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Bowie Baysox and the Frederick Keys.