Repair the World is pleased to announce the availability of funding to support Immersive Jewish Service-Learning programs in 2010–2011 for North American Jewish young adults ages 18–25. Repair the World is utilizing a two-stage process to solicit new grant applications, beginning with a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). This LOI process is very competitive, and only those organizations whose programs fit most closely with Repair the World’s programmatic goals will be invited to submit a full proposal in the second phase of the application process.

Repair the World works to inspire American Jews and their communities to give their time and effort to serve those in need. We aim to make service a defining part of American Jewish life. Our Immersive Jewish Service-Learning grants program is intended to enable continued delivery and development of quality Jewish Service-Learning programming. These funds are specifically dedicated to supporting the development and growth of Immersive Jewish Service-Learning programs for North American Jewish young adults ages 18–25.

Immersive Jewish Service-Learning engages participants in full-time, direct service for at least seven days. Usually, participants leave their daily lives to travel to another community to learn and serve. Further, the learning and service components are fully integrated and aligned with one another to enable participants to have a cohesive and meaningful Jewish Service-Learning experience. Programs include alternative winter and spring breaks, and summer and year-long service programs. Repair the World supports Immersive Jewish Service-Learning programs that take place in the United States, Israel and around the world.

Please help us by circulating this information to those in your networks who might be interested in submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI). The deadline is Friday, March 26, 2010. Please find full information about eligibility requirements, grant-making criteria and LOI instructions at http://repairlabs.org/grants.