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Repair the World Grants $10,000 to Bronfman Youth Fellowship’s Alumni Venture Fund

Calling all entrepreneurs and visionaries…

Repair the World is teaming up with the Bronfman Youth Fellowship in Israel (BYFI), by issuing a $10,000 matching grant to their Alumni Venture Fund (AVF). Since 2005, the AVF has provided financial support via mini-grants to more than 100 innovative projects dreamed up by BYFI alumni.

A few project highlights include:

  • Uri L’Tzedek’s Tav HaYosher: a grassroots initiative to create just working conditions in kosher restaurants.
  • Street Sights: A community newspaper written by homeless and formerly homeless individuals in Providence, Rhode Island, to build community, empower writers, and shed light on the issue of homelessness.
  • Kavod House: A residential community for Jews in the 20s and 30s in Boston, that engages in communal outreach, Jewish study, Tikkun Olam work, and activism.
  • Challah for Hunger: a national organization that engages college students in baking and selling challah, and donating profits to local charities and international relief in Sudan.
  • Urban Next Summit: A gathering in New Orleans in 2008 of young people from diverse backgrounds, discussing how to rebuild the city and establish meaningful connections between emerging and established leaders.

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Repair the World announces Global Citizen Year scholarships

Repair the World is excited to announce a new partnership: we’re working with Global Citizen Year to give young Jews from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to participate in a “bridge year” of international service before college.

Our new collaboration builds on Repair the World’s commitment to making service a core part of the American Jewish experience and on Global Citizen Year’s leadership in global service-learning. Together, we are working to connect graduating high-school students with a chance to live and work as apprentices in Asia, Africa or Latin America, and to use their skills and passions to make a difference.
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On Tap: Jewish Service Fellowships

It’s that time of year again: the spring application rush. The deadlines for many 2010 service fellowships are looming large, which means that hopeful volunteers around the country are rounding up their references and polishing their application essays.

Here are 6 fellowship deadlines (+ 3 special opportunities for entrepreneurs) not to miss:

Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps:
20-something “corps members” live in New York, DC, New Orleans or Chicago for 1-year and work with non-profit organizations doing anti-poverty work. In addition to their service work, corps members live together in community and engage in Jewish learning and meaningful community building.
Deadline: Passed Feb 12, but they are still accepting applications on a rolling basis.
Apply now
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