It is an exciting moment in Repair the World’s world. Last week we launched our NYC Communities program in Brooklyn.
In addition to gearing up for the nine full-time fellows who will join the Repair the World team this fall (serving on the education and food justice fronts in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights community), we *also* officially unveiled the Repair the World Workshop – an 1800 square-foot storefront that will serve as a hub for volunteering, social justice, and building bridges with neighborhood residents.
The space has already housed some great pilot programming, from our Cocktails with a Conscience happy hour series, to social justice themed Shabbat dinners in partnership with One Table, and educational events in partnership with community organizations. Going forward, it will be the home base for the fellows, of course, but will also be open to our partners and neighbors as a place to work, meet, host events, and network. After all, one of our main goals is to identify partners in the community who utilize volunteers to meet pressing local needs. What better way to do that then to give folks a place to meet, strategize together, and begin to build relationships?
As a wise man once said (or rather, as Kevin Costner once heard while standing in a corn field) “If you build it, [they] will come.” Well, we’ve built it. So if you’re in Brooklyn, come on down, pop in, and say hi! You might just change the world.
And if you want to join in the fun (and the movement), we are still accepting applications for fall NYC community fellows. Click here to learn more and apply.