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Repair the World Opens New Office in East Liberty

This post originally appeared on Next Pittsburgh on June 10, 2015

By Matthew Wein

Ask Zack Block to explain Repair the World: Pittsburgh and he might compare it to AmeriCorps, but only at first. “Like AmeriCorps, we have fellows working in direct service at various community organizations,” says Block, the program’s director. “The similarities pretty much end there.”

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Repair the World: Philadelphia Moving to West Philly, Looking for Volunteers

This post originally appeared on West Philly Local on April 8, 2014

By Annamarya Scaccia

In an effort to address hunger in the region, Repair the World: Philadelphia, a regional nonprofit mobilizing Jewish youth to help improve communities, will launch its Food for Thought Awareness Weekend on Friday, April 11.

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Walking Detroit

This post originally appeared on The Jewish News on December 23, 2013

By Michael Evers

I do a lot of walking and traveling. This year, my feet brought me to Detroit. Here, I serve as “boots on the ground” — a notion I’ve always been uncomfortable with. Thick laces constrain and hard soles leave a deep impression on the Earth. But, as a Repair the World Fellow, I’m learning to tread well in Detroit.

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Repair the World’s New Model for Starting Up: “Speed-Leading

This post originally appeared on The Wexner Foundation Blog on December 22, 2013

By Seth Goren and Ilana Aisen

In one of the climactic scenes from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Queen Amidala (played by the oh-so-Jewish actress Natalie Portman) exasperatedly argues for help and presses her colleagues to immediate action: “I’ve come before you to resolve this attack on our sovereignty now!” she declares. “I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee!”

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Report: The State of Volunteering in North American Jewish Not-for-Profit Organizations

This report was originally posted in December 2013

By Repair the World

More than 200 Jewish not-for-profit organizations from across the country participated in a 40-minute survey designed to assess the state of volunteering in the Jewish not-for-profit community. The results establish important baselines for the field and also highlight opportunities for Jewish not-for-profits to make use of volunteering best practices.

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Repair the World

This post originally appeared on Baltimore Jewish Times on December 5, 2013

By Marc Shapiro

Although it was one of the coldest mornings of the year, the group of nine was all smiles. This lot, one of six current projects, was being beautified by Baltimore nonprofit Civic Works. While these projects are usually staffed by AmeriCorps volunteers, there were two new faces in the crowd, Benoit and Avi Sunshine, fellows from Repair the World.

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Fall Fix Up Young Adult Crew Tackles Detroit’s Delray Community.

This post originally appeared on The Jewish News on November 28, 2013

By Ben Falik

On Nov. 10, Jewish Family Service and Repair the World partnered to go where Fall Fix Up had never gone before.  Thirty Jewish young adults — of the 400 volunteers who participated in JFS’ 17th Annual Fall Fix Up — brought energy, inquiry and a 30-yard dumpster to one corner of Southwest Detroit.

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Philly Fellows Help Repair the World

This post originally appeared on Jewish Exponent on November 26, 2013

By jelkin

When Binah Malka Stinnett forgot her lunch one day while volunteering at a Boys and Girls Club in North Philadelphia, she stopped at a small grocery store in search of ingredients for a meal, but the business had little besides junk food. She ended up paying $3 for a banana and a bag of plantain chips. The lack of access to affordable, healthy food in the low-income area — a situation that sociologists describe as a “food desert” — is one of the issues Stinnett hopes to address by arranging dinners for teens who come to the club after school.

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Repair the World Communities: Fellows Orientation 2013

This video was originally posted in November 2013

By Repair the World

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