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Spring 2021 Repair the World Teen Service Corps | Manhattan & Brooklyn Cohorts

Are you a Jewish teen seeking to make positive change in your local community? Do you want to be a part of a community that learns about systemic injustice and pursues a more equitable world through service? 

Apply for Repair the World’s Teen Service Corps this spring!
March 4th – June 3th, 2021

Check out last summer’s pilot program! 

Throughout this 3 month service learning program teens will volunteer, virtually or in person following CDC guidelines, to support Repair the World’s partner organizations addressing inequities in NYC while coming together as a community. 

Virtual volunteering may include connecting with seniors experiencing social isolation, supporting youth in online learning, phone banking for nutrition benefits and housing rights and supporting individuals experiencing incarceration through responding to their creative writing. 

In-person service may include volunteering at urban farms, food pantries, caring for NYC streets, canvassing for food benefits and packaging essential supplies for service partners. 

Tentative Weekly Schedule

Thursday, March 4th- Thursday, June 3th | 3-4 hours/week

  • Sundays 11:00am-12:15pm: Virtual Service 
    • Every 3rd Sunday of the month (3/21, 4/18, 5/16): Optional In-Person Service
  • Tuesdays 7:30-8:00pm: Optional Community Fun Night on Zoom
  • Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm: Justice Area Learning on Zoom
  • 1 hour per week on own time: Independent or group service project

Limited spots available. Apply today!

Applications received on a rolling basis
Receive $15 gift card if you refer another applicant
*Leadership roles available for Summer 2020 Participants*
Please email [email protected] with any questions.

I am Great Because I Serve – Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This article originally appeared in Venture Traveller on January 18th, 2021.

Being that we are still in a pandemic, I was not sure where to serve so I called a friend who is socially active. She led me to a website,, an organization that mobilizes Jews and their communities to service.  Repair the World Communities, engages young adults in social change around education and food justice in neighborhoods in Atlanta, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Chicago, Detroit, Harlem, Miami, and Pittsburgh. In most communities, a City Director supports a cohort of fellows (ages 21-26) who make a year-long service commitment to Repair the World.

This year, I volunteered for two service projects with Repair the World – one in Brownsville, Brooklyn and the other in Harlem.

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Repair the World, New York hosts service events to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This video originally appeared on NEWS12 on January 18th, 2021.

Repair the World, New York hosted a number of service events to help improve local communities to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On Friday, they held a painting and lot beautification event at the Brownsville Community Justice Center. Some volunteers used paint to beautify the vacant lot down the street from the center, while others worked on painting a mural in the center’s newly renovated space downstairs. Some of the other projects included card-making, a cleanup effort and interactive Zoom workshops with seniors in isolation.

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Brooklyn Celebrates MLK Day in a Year Like No Other

This article originally appeared in the Bklyner on January 15th, 2021. 

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) in Crown Heights will host service workshops led by Repair the World Brooklyn, a jewish organization that works within the community of Central Brooklyn through volunteer groups to make it a “more equitable place” for all, according to their website.  With Repair the World Brooklyn, people can learn about volunteer opportunities and pack PPE for people in need. Through a Facebook post, the BCM will also teach volunteers about social justice in their work with community service. Children will be able to learn freedom songs with singer imani uzuri, explore shadow puppets with Nehprii Amenii, and create community art in the museum’s ColorLab art studio.

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Services Out, Service In

This originally appeared on The New York Jewish Week on December 4, 2019.

Since Repair the World’s launch 10 years ago, the national organization has thrived by equipping young Jews with the tools to tackle pressing needs in their local communities, ranging from food insecurity and housing and education issues to interfaith cooperation and dialogue.

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Playdates with a Purpose

This originally appeared on Patch on November 27, 2019.

Repair the World Harlem is excited to return to JCC Harlem on Wednesday, November 27th with this month’s Playdates with a Purpose: Thanksgiving Edition! Playdates with a Purpose is a 1-hour session incorporating facilitated play for youngsters (5 and under), storytime, and adult learning too! November is all about the season of giving, so we’ll reflect on the values of sharing, giving, and welcoming new friends, and then make Thanksgiving bags for our neighbors who need extra supplies for their holiday meal.

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9/11 Memorials And Events In New York City

This originally appeared on the Patch on September 9, 2019.

By Sydney Pereira

Wednesday marks eighteen years since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center site in 2001. Across the city, commemoration events will honor the 2,983 people who were killed in the attacks at the WTC site, the Pentagon, and aboard Flight 93, as well as those who were killed in the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center next week.

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Service As An Act Of Prayer

This article originally appeared in The New York Jewish Week on July 9, 2019

By Jeremy Nicholson, 2018-19 Repair the World Harlem Fellow

Every Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m., the quaint and quiet basement of All Souls’ Episcopal Church on St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem comes alive. Knives are put to use, pots boil, ovens warm in the background as friends and acquaintances, old and new, chatter. In the next five hours, a meal for up to 100 people will be prepared, served, put away, and by the end of the night, the basement returns to its sleepy state.

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Summer Events for the Food Policy Enthusiast

This article originally appeared on the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center blog on June 17, 2019.

By Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center

In celebration of the first day of summer on Friday, June 21st, the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center is excited to share 14 upcoming food policy events happening around NYC over the next few months. We hope you enjoy them!

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36 Under 36

This article originally appeared in The Jewish Week on June 4, 2019.

By The Jewish Week

Meet three dozen young Jewish leaders facing challenging times with empathy, optimism and innovation including Liza Freed, Program Manager for Repair the World NYC.

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