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From underfunded schools that scrounge for funds for copy paper to the highest poverty and obesity rates among big cities in the US, Philly faces some dire challenges in confronting education and food injustices. Repair the World: Philadelphia partners with local and community-based organizations like the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children and Broad Street Ministry as it seeks to build a kinder and more equitable city.

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OUR TEAM

  • Danielle Horn

    Repair the World Philadelphia Team Leader

  • Danielle Horn

    Repair the World Philadelphia Team Leader
    As a student at the University of Maryland, Danielle studied middle school math and science education. She spent a year teaching 8th grade Math and 6th grade Science in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Danielle just finished her first year as an education justice fellow in NYC. She is excited to return to her native Philadelphia as a Team Leader.
  • Zoe Braunstein

    Repair the World Philadelphia Fellow

  • Zoe Braunstein

    Repair the World Philadelphia Fellow
    Zoe self-identifies as dog-obsessed, and would love to own and run a doggy daycare in her eventual retirement. Until then, Zoe hopes to apply all she learned as a Public Health student at Oberlin towards community-based initiatives that improve the overall quality of life in a community. Zoe volunteered at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health in an inpatient adult behavioral unit researching alcohol addiction, dependency, and abuse.
  • Adeena Ellison

    Repair the World Philadelphia Fellow

  • Adeena Ellison

    Repair the World Philadelphia Fellow
    Adeena is a graduate of Goucher College, with a degree in communications. While at Goucher, she was a research assistant for the college’s Prison Education Partnership, working to help incarcerated men and women pursue a college education. She sees education as fundamental to creating positive change and looks forward to learning about the specific needs of the community. Adeena loves to road trip - she’s driven cross-country with friends and family several times!
  • Jessica Herrmann

    Repair the World Philadelphia Fellow

  • Jessica Herrmann

    Repair the World Philadelphia Fellow
    Jessica studied history and Judaic studies at Dickinson College. She also trained to be a competitive hotdog eater throughout elementary and middle school. As a Repair the World fellow, Jessica will strive to make "never again" a reality, by using her education and multidisciplinary tools to think critically through today's problems.
  • Julia Quintavalle

    Repair the World Philadelphia Fellow

  • Julia Quintavalle

    Repair the World Philadelphia Fellow
    As a product of the Philadelphia School District, Julia is most looking forward to helping children in her hometown access the opportunities and resources that they need to succeed. Julia studied International Affairs at George Washington University and, in 2015, went on a solo three month backpacking adventure through Europe.
  • Harrison Rothbaum

    Repair the World Philadelphia Fellow

  • Harrison Rothbaum

    Repair the World Philadelphia Fellow
    Harrison witnessed first-hand how the different parts of a team can come together to accomplish something while he was involved in student theater at SUNY Binghamton. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Law, and wants to help improve the lives of community members while gaining a deeper understanding of the problems that communities face and how to combat them effectively. He hopes his lifelong allegiance to the NY Mets isn’t a problem in Philly!
  • Rebekkah Scharf

    Repair the World Philadelphia Fellow

  • Rebekkah Scharf

    Repair the World Philadelphia Fellow
    Rebekkah graduated UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Agro-ecology and Sustainable Agriculture. She was inspired to serve as a Repair the World fellow after her internships teaching elementary students science, nutrition, cooking, and gardening in their school garden. She was amazed how much she learned from her students - like medicinal plant uses, Spanish words for the plants and food, and recipes from their families and home countries. Rebekkah believes food has become a privilege, but that everyone has the right to healthy, accessible, affordable, and culturally-accommodating food. When no one’s listening, Rebekkah beat-boxes to mainstream pop-music.
  • Jennifer Przybysz

    Repair the World Philadelphia Fellow

  • Jennifer Przybysz

    Repair the World Philadelphia Fellow
    Jennifer studied Nonprofit Leadership at High Point University, and comes to Repair with a passion for social justice. Before joining Repair, Jennifer was a Corps Member with City Year-Orlando, where she served a near peer mentor in high poverty communities to help ensure students remained on track towards graduation. She once danced the Macarena (as the Birthday Dance) out of impulse for a kids birthday party when dressed as Chuck E at Chuck E Cheese.