Inspire A Different Kind of High Holiday Service with Repair the World

Summer is in full swing, which means that September – and the High Holidays – are coming up fast. The extended season between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is a time to look inward and focus on personal reflection and repentance. But it can also be a time to look outward to the world and make a difference.

This year, Repair the World will be thinking about service a little differently during the High Holidays – and we invite you to join us in spreading the message! As part of Hunger Action Month (which also happens to fall in September), we are building a movement of volunteers to raise awareness about food justice, while fostering stronger local food systems, self-reliant communities, and a healthier environment.

That’s where YOU come in! We are looking for passionate individuals and organizations to lead the charge in building this movement. Working together with Repair the world, movement leaders will help organize food justice volunteer opportunities between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (September 13- 23, 2015), host a Turn the Tables dinner, and, most importantly, help Inspire Service.

Think you’ve got what it takes to spark a movement? Sign up to become a Repair the World Movement Leader, and create meaningful opportunities for service for yourself, your friends, and your wider community. Or, do you want to participate as a volunteer? Sign up here and help us build something big!

This Week in Links: 7.20.15

Welcome to This Week In Links. This series is a place for us to share articles that our fellows and staff are reading to deepen their understanding of the context of their work. By linking to these stories, we are not necessarily endorsing the positions, but sharing interesting material for discussion and reflection. We invite you to share, comment, and discuss these stories, and also to share your top links from the past week!

Americans Support Working Mothers More Than Ever, but Policies Don’t

False Sense of Security

Rising Economic Insecurity Tied to Decades-Long Trend in Employment Practices

A Bias More than Skin Deep

Connecting Young People with Jobs

How a Seattle Plan to End Single-Family Zoning Could Change Affordable Housing

The Best Way to End Homelessness

The Destruction of a Black Suburb

9 Annoying Things You Do at Farmers’ Markets, According to Farmers

Incarceration, Education, Emancipation

How Aggressive Policing Affects Police Officers Themselves

Only Black Deaths Matter

Race in a Ph.D. Program

12 reasons to worry about our criminal justice system, from a prominent conservative federal judge

Best Way to Help Homeless Families? Give Them Homes

Resilience Is Futile: How Well-Meaning Nonprofits Perpetuate Poverty

Slowing Gentrification By Building Up

Activist who took down Confederate flag drew on her faith and on new civil rights awakening

These Scholars Have Been Pointing Out Atticus Finch’s Racism for Years

Bringing Broadband to Kids Who Really Need It

New report highlights cases of police brutality inside middle and high schools

How Fair Housing Will Turn Liberal Cities Conservative

Finding Humanity in Gone With the Wind

One Major Missing Link to Solving Youth Unemployment: Corporations

The Semantics of Test Scores

How Libraries Can Compete With Google and Amazon

Dividing Lines: School District Borders in the United States

July 2015 Social Good Roundup!

In addition to our monthly Newsletter, we are also bringing you a monthly round-up of our favorite programs from our partners and from across the web. The opportunities below are separated by long term (6+ months), short term (6 months or less) and ongoing service, social good, and travel opportunities.

Be sure to check back monthly for updates and new finds!

Commit…To Service!     (Long-Term Programs)

You Want To Go To There.      (Short-Term and Travel Opportunities)

Be Social. Do Good.    (Social Good Jobs, Events and Campaigns)

This Week in Links: July 6, 2015

Welcome to This Week In Links. This series is a place for us to share articles that our fellows and staff are reading to deepen their understanding of the context of their work. By linking to these stories, we are not necessarily endorsing the positions, but sharing interesting material for discussion and reflection. We invite you to share, comment, and discuss these stories, and also to share your top links from the past week!

Corporatized: The Movie

‘It’s Like Having A Crazy Family Member’: On Southern Black Folks And The Rebel Flag

Around the world, do symbols like the Confederate flag stand for heritage or hate?

A novel explanation the black-white wage gap: Productivity spillovers require social interactions between workers

Inequality: The Right’s Problem

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