Hungry to Repair the World in New York City? You’re in luck! Unless you’ve been hiding under a newly fallen pile of snow, you probably know that we’ve been hard at work developing a fellowship site to launch in Central Brooklyn.
I’m Leah Silver, a second year Repair the World fellow. I served my first year with RTW in West Philly facilitating an after school science program at a local Boys and Girls Club. I’m all about social justice and appreciate breaking bread over courageous conversations involving how to better the world we live in. This year, I came to NYC to help develop our newest fellowship program that will host eight fellows in Crown Heights on an eleven month journey in direct service and volunteer recruitment around areas of food and education justice.
I’d also like to introduce you to the rest of our amazing NYC site development team. Meet Alli Lesovoy. Alli is a Northern California native who served as a fellow in Baltimore last year helping kids who were at risk for being chronically absent. She has a serious passion for knitting, avocados and all things social justice. Last but most certainly not least, I’d like to introduce Cindy Greenberg, our powerhouse of a City Director. Cindy is a proud Brooklynite going on 12 years strong with her family of 5 in the borough she loves. Cindy has spent her career helping those in need and is the perfect addition to our RTW family!
So what’s this blog all about? We wanted to give you a first hand look into how building a program like the Repair the World fellowship works in a unique and diverse city like NYC. We’ll explore important issues that are prevalent in our community and brainstorm ways to build community around addressing the systemic inequality that permeates many aspects of our everyday lives. Thus far, we’ve experienced some amazing people, places, and things that we want to share with all of you. We also want to share this experience with the hope that you’ll join us in creating a sustainable and meaningful program for our community. We need your help!
Curious to learn more? You can join us this month for an exciting educational opportunity at our upcoming Cocktails with a Conscience: What’s Your Brooklyn at Berg’n (899 Bergen Street) on February 26 to meet other like-minded New Yorkers. We’ll be exploring how the meaning of community evolves as demographics rapidly shift throughout our Brooklyn community. Pretty cool, right? Come join us and see what we’re all about.
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