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De La Salle’s Ross shines in the face of adversity

This article originally appeared in The Macomb Daily on February 5, 2018.

By Don Gardner

Some of us buckle in the face of adversity. Others thrive in spite of it. Adam Ross, a senior at De La Salle Collegiate High School in Warren, would fall in the later category.

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Classic American paintings transformed to reflect gun violence

This story originally appeared on News 12 Brooklyn on February 5, 2018. 

By Amanda Bossard

CROWN HEIGHTS – Fourteen classic works of American art have been transformed by Brooklyn artists to reflect gun violence in modern day society. The exhibits named “Guns Don’t Kill –a re-imagining” is on display at the Repair the World NYC offices in Crown Heights.

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Service organization, Heinz College form partnership

This article originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on February 5, 2018.

Participants in a Jewish-based community-service project will be eligible for financial and other aid in enrolling in graduate studies in public policy and related fields at Carnegie Mellon University. The organization Repair the World and CMU’S H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy recently announced the initiative. The college offers numerous master’s and doctoral degree programs in policy and information-related fields.

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The Well & JN’s 36 Under 36: AARON APPEL

This article originally appeared in the Jewish News on January 30, 2018.

A native of Troy, Aaron Appel coordinates volunteer engagement and grant writing at the nonprofit Brilliant Detroit, which focuses on creating “kid success neighborhoods” in the city. This work builds off his background in youth engagement and community organizing, which he developed as a student at Oberlin College, as a housing advocate in Philadelphia, as a fellow with Repair the World: Detroit and as the treasurer of Auntie Na’s House — a grassroots community center on the west side of Detroit.

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Carnegie Mellon Pledges Partnership and Support for Repair the World Fellows

This post originally appeared on eJewish Philanthropy on January 28, 2018.


Repair the World and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have initiated a strategic partnership to support alumni of Repair the World Communities fellowship who choose to pursue a degree in one of the 25 unique programs in CMU’s H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy. Repair fellowship alumni will receive financial support and more than usual flexibility in timing their start of the program, if they are accepted.

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Carnegie Mellon offers scholarships to Repair the World participants

This post originally appeared on TribLive.Com on January 27, 2018.

By Matthew Santoni

Carnegie Mellon University is partnering with a Jewish community-service organization to offer scholarships in the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. Participants in New York-based Repair the World’s fellowship program will be eligible for a merit-based scholarship of at least 30 percent of their tuition in the college’s 25 degree programs, and will get options for deferred admission and waived admission fees. Similar to some AmeriCorps programs, Repair the World fellows get a $600-per-month living stipend and insurance in exchange for a year-long commitment to service at non-profit organizations in New York, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Detroit or Miami, with a focus on issues of hunger and education. Pittsburgh partners include 412 Food Rescue, Grow Pittsburgh, Homewood Children’s Village and Just Harvest.

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Activism – The Sixth Leg of the Jewish Table

This article originally appeared on eJewish Philanthropy on January 25, 2018.

By Jake Campbell

“The Jews are no longer uniform,” Avraham Infeld proclaims, “We were never uniform about how to Jew, but we were always uniform, until the emancipation, about what it meant to be a Jew. That does not exist today. And I am bothered by the question, is it possible to be unified without being uniform?” As someone who has chosen to devote his professional life to Jewish continuity, community, and pluralism, this is a question that often bothers me too as it would bother everyone who has done the same be they a Hillel professional, a professional working for a Jewish Student Union, or any other kind of Jewish professional. Can we be unified as Jews without being uniform?

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Jewish Women Represented at Women’s March in Lansing

This article originally appeared in The Jewish News on January 24, 2018.

By Keri Cohen

The first anniversary of the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., was marked with marches, protests and demonstrations in Lansing and around the nation under the theme of Power to the Polls.

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Repair the World’s Pittsburgh Shabbat Dinner held in East Liberty

This article originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on January 22, 2018.

By Natalie Bencivenga

When and where: Friday night at the Repair the World headquarters in East Liberty

#ReadBetweenTheLines: Repair the World: Pittsburgh held its annual Shabbat-style dinner in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., this year with a focus on racial disparities in children’s literacy. This free event welcomed people from all ages and backgrounds to break bread together and discuss the topic of educational justice as it pertains to child literacy. “This is a form of resistance,” said Zack Block, executive director. “We want people to become activated and serve in their community to help make positive changes on the micro level. This conversation tonight is just one example of that.”

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Get caught up in the Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s latest exhibit

This article originally appeared in Trib Live on January 12, 2018.

By Mary Pickels

“Repair the World,” 6:30-9 p.m. April 11. Dinner and discussion in collaboration with “Repair the World: Pittsburgh,” digging into immigration and identity in Southwestern Pennsylvania. After exploring “Emigration-Immigration-Migration,” settle in for a night of delicious food and good conversation about these important topics. Free, RSVP requested.

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