Repair the World NYC invites you to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this MLK Weekend through learning and service.

MLK Shabbat Dinners in Brooklyn and Harlem

On Friday, January 18, 2019 Repair the World NYC is hosting two “Action in a Time of Injustice: MLK Shabbat Dinners” to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through conversations about race, faith, equity, and justice. Together we will explore how we can take action in our local community. Nourished by OneTable. See below for details.

Meaningful Service Opportunities

Over the course of the weekend, we are offering opportunities to participate in meaningful service projects, to contextualize our experiences through facilitated service-learning, and to join a coalition of Jewish organizations and partners coming together to have a positive impact on our community. Check out our all of our service opportunities in Brooklyn and Harlem below.

MLK 2019: Mobilize Tenants with the Crown Heights Tenants Union

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 14, 2019

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MLK 2019: Serving Hungry People with Masbia

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 14, 2019

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MLK 2019: Street Outreach to Reduce Hunger in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York

Tuesday | January 15, 2019

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MLK 2019: Serve Dinner to the Harlem Community on January 15th

New York, New York

Tuesday | January 15, 2019

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MLK 2019: Give Out Groceries at a Brooklyn Food Pantry on January 16th

Brooklyn, New York

Wednesday | January 16, 2019

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MLK 2019: Rescue Leftovers From a Harlem Butcher Shop

New York, New York

Wednesday | January 16, 2019

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MLK 2019: Prepare and Serve a Meal at Mandala Cafe

New York, New York

Wednesday | January 16, 2019

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MLK 2019: Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Brooklyn on January 17th

Brooklyn, New York

Thursday | January 17, 2019

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MLK 2019: Serve Dinner to the Harlem Community on January 17th

New York, New York

Thursday | January 17, 2019

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MLK 2019: Harlem Celebration of Volunteerism with Reading Partners

New York, New York

Thursday | January 17, 2019

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MLK 2019: Give Out Groceries at a Brooklyn Food Pantry on January 18th

Brooklyn, New York

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK 2019: Serving Bed-Stuy Community at St. John’s Bread and Life

Brooklyn, New York

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK 2019: Help Swab at Congregation Beth Elohim with Gift of Life!

Brooklyn, New York

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK 2019: Brooklyn Tutor Mixer

Brooklyn, New York

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK 2019: Stock a Neighborhood Harlem Food Pantry

New York, New York

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK 2019: Help Swab at Harlem JCC Shabbat Dinner with Gift of Life!

New York, New York

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK 2019: Imani Garden Construction

Brooklyn, New York

Saturday | January 19, 2019

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MLK 2019: Digital Girl Hour of Code

Brooklyn, New York

Saturday | January 19, 2019

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MLK 2019: Volunteer to Paint Classrooms at East Harlem Scholar’s Academy!

New York, New York

Saturday | January 19, 2019

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MLK 2019: Prepare for Spring at a Brooklyn Community Garden

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Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Cook Dinner at Brooklyn Shelter

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Package Seeds with Friends of Brower Park

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Package Baby Products for Bed-Stuy Community in Need!

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Rescue Food from a Harlem Bagel Shop!

New York, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Volunteer to Paint Classrooms at East Harlem Scholar’s Academy!

New York, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Canvas for Tenants Rights with the Met Council on Housing

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Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Give Out Groceries at a Brooklyn Food Pantry on January 21st

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Volunteer at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Create a Meditation Nook at Brooklyn Landmark!

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Learn about Housing Justice with the Met Council on Housing

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Help Swab at Union Temple with Gift of Life!

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Help package meals for the Brooklyn Community with the Hunger Van

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Help Swab at Union Temple with Gift of Life!

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Help package meals for the Brooklyn Community with the Hunger Van

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: HIP2B Healthy with Seeds in the Middle!

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Pursue Justice & Support your Brooklyn Neighbors at CBE

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Family Meal Packaging for Brooklyn Community with the Hunger Van

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Packing and Advocacy for the Met Council on Jewish Poverty

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Adult Meal Packaging for Brooklyn Community with the Hunger Van

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Make Toiletry and Baby Care Kits for a Brooklyn Food Pantry

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Assemble Food Packages at JCC Harlem

New York, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Mobilize Tenants with the Crown Heights Tenants Union

As part of our MLK Week of Service, advocate for tenant’s rights by flyering with the Crown Heights Tenants Union.


The Crown Heights Tenant Union (CHTU) is a tenant-led organization that fights against displacement in central Brooklyn. By working to bring tenants together, CHTU challenges predatory landlords seeking to harm low-income residents, while lobbying elected officials to strengthen the laws that protect them. Once a month they hold a general membership meeting that is an opportunity to introduce new people to the work of the union and offer trainings on their basic rights.


We will be doing outreach for CHTU’s membership meeting by handing out flyers at various subway stations, churches, community centers, and buildings with repair or harassment issues. Community outreach through flyering is essential to the success of the monthly meeting. 


Accessibility Info: Our workshop is not ADA compliant because of the lack of bathroom space, but is otherwise wheechair accessible and does not require steps to enter. As for canvassing, we will be handing out flyers in various locations in the neighborhood, which requires moving around and being in the cold for varied periods of time.


Ages 16+ please. 


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Alison Rollman at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 14, 2019

Time

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Serving Hungry People with Masbia

Join Repair the World and Masbia in serving free meals to hungry New Yorkers. We may do anything from preparing food to greeting customers to acting as waiters. 


Masbia is a nonprofit soup kitchen network and food pantry, everyday providing hot, nutritious meals for hundreds of New Yorkers in desperate need of food. Masbia is the only free soup kitchen serving kosher meals in New York City.


Masbia has guidelines for clothes you’ll want to wear when working in the kitchen: “Volunteers should wear closed toed comfortable shoes. Long pants/skirt are acceptable, and volunteers of any gender may not wear sleeveless shirts, tank-tops or crop tops. Volunteers must cover their head with a hat or hairnet. We provide aprons but wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.”

Date

Monday | January 14, 2019

Time

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM eastern time

Location

1372 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11230

MLK 2019: Street Outreach to Reduce Hunger in Brooklyn

As part of our MLK Week of Service, volunteer with Hunger Free America to distribute information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) around Nostrand Ave / Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights.


Nationwide, approximately 33% of people eligible for SNAP benefits do not participate. Volunteers will be canvassing on behalf of Hunger Free America in Central Brooklyn to raise awareness about SNAP benefits available to but underutilized by many NYC residents. Canvassing provides crucial information to local residents on who to contact to receive more information and check their eligibility.


Volunteers will get the chance to meet community members and inform others of the benefits of SNAP. Prior to canvassing, we will meet in the Repair the World Brooklyn workshop to provide an overview of SNAP and its importance to the NYC community. We will then do outreach in the community for an hour and return for reflection.


If you have any questions or want more information, contact Riki Robinson at [email protected]

Date

Tuesday | January 15, 2019

Time

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Serve Dinner to the Harlem Community on January 15th

As part of our MLK Week of Service, volunteer with us at the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West HarlemThe Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem is an initiative of the Food Bank of New York City, with the mission of ending hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival, empowerment, and dignity. The full-service soup kitchen and food pantry helps provide more than 100,000 free meals each month.


We will be serving food during the evening Community Meal at the Community Kitchen, which is open to any member of the Harlem community who is need of a hot meal. Closed toed shoes & shirts with sleeves are required for all projects, longer pants are recommended. 


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Danna Creager at [email protected] 


Ages 18+

Date

Tuesday | January 15, 2019

Time

3:30 PM - 6:30 PM eastern time

Location

252 West 116th Street
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Give Out Groceries at a Brooklyn Food Pantry on January 16th

As part of our MLK Week of Service, volunteer with us at the The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) in Bed Stuy! TCAH operates NYC’s largest emergency food pantry — five days a week, New Yorkers in need visit the pantry to receive free food. The pantry is unique because it allows clients to have a choice in the food they are given, similar to shopping at a supermarket. Clients can choose from fresh fruits, vegetables and various food items according to their preference instead of receiving a pre-packaged pantry bag.


Volunteers help stock and organize the pantry, greet clients, and assist clients in selecting their choices from the pantry. Closed toed shoes & shirts with sleeves are required for all projects, longer pants are recommended.


Ages 15+


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Riki at [email protected].

Date

Wednesday | January 16, 2019

Time

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

2010 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

MLK 2019: Rescue Leftovers From a Harlem Butcher Shop

Volunteer with Repair the World and Rescuing Leftover Cuisine to save food that would otherwise go to waste. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national non-profit food rescue organization headquartered in New York City that provides solutions to prevent excess wholesome cuisine from being wasted. RLC provides services such as food waste consulting, excess food delivery, co-branding services, and tax credit assistance.


Volunteers will be picking up excess food from Harlem Shambles, a local butcher shop in Harlem, and delivering it to NY Common Pantry so that the excess food can be eaten by those who need it. 


If you have any questions or want more information, contact Danna Creager at [email protected] 

Date

Wednesday | January 16, 2019

Time

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM eastern time

Location

2141 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Prepare and Serve a Meal at Mandala Cafe

As part of our MLK week of service, join Repair the World to prep, serve, eat, and clean up a community meal at the Mandala Cafe.


Mandala Cafe is a nonprofit committed to providing culinary training for those who are unemployed/underemployed, formerly homeless, formerly incarcerated, undocumented individuals and youth. Their weekly meal is distributed to community members with varying levels of food security.


Join us from 3:30 to 5:30 pm as we prepare the weekly meal and from 5:30 to 7:30 to help serve and clean up after the meal.Please wear closed toes shoes and clothes that can get dirty.


For more information please contact Jeremy Nicholson at [email protected]

Date

Wednesday | January 16, 2019

Time

3:30 PM - 7:30 PM eastern time

Location

88 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Brooklyn on January 17th

As part of our MLK Week of Service, volunteer with Hunger Free America to distribute information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) around Franklin Ave / Eastern Parkway and Central Library of the Brooklyn Public Library.


Nationwide, approximately 33% of people eligible for SNAP benefits do not participate. Volunteers will be canvassing on behalf of Hunger Free America in Central Brooklyn to raise awareness about SNAP benefits available to but underutilized by many NYC residents. Canvassing provides crucial information to local residents on who to contact to receive more information and check their eligibility.


Volunteers will get the chance to meet community members and inform others of the benefits of SNAP. Prior to canvassing, we will meet in the Repair the World Brooklyn workshop to provide an overview of SNAP and its importance to the NYC community. We will then do outreach in the community for an hour and return for reflection.


If you have any questions or want more information, contact Riki Robinson at [email protected]

Date

Thursday | January 17, 2019

Time

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Serve Dinner to the Harlem Community on January 17th

As part of our MLK Week of Service, volunteer with us at the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West HarlemThe Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem is an initiative of the Food Bank of New York City, with the mission of ending hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival, empowerment, and dignity. The full-service soup kitchen and food pantry helps provide more than 100,000 free meals each month.


We will be serving food during the evening Community Meal at the Community Kitchen, which is open to any member of the Harlem community who is need of a hot meal. Closed toed shoes & shirts with sleeves are required for all projects, longer pants are recommended. 


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Danna Creager at [email protected] 


Ages 18+

Date

Thursday | January 17, 2019

Time

3:30 PM - 6:30 PM eastern time

Location

252 West 116th Street
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Harlem Celebration of Volunteerism with Reading Partners

As part of our MLK week of service, come to Reading Partners‘ Celebration of Volunteerism in Harlem! Reading Partners envisions a future where all children in the US have the reading skills necessary to reach their full potential. Our mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. We fundamentally believe that the ability to read transforms lives and changes outcomes for children and communities. We want every child to experience the joy and power of becoming a lifelong reader, and we are focused on this mission.


During our Celebration of Volunteerism events, Reading Partners and Repair the World will honor current volunteers and welcome potential volunteers interested in tutoring with Reading Partners. There will be an all tutor mixer with hors d’overs and drinks followed by a tutor orientation for new tutors and an in-person training for current tutors to continue to build tutoring skills. If you are a current tutor with Reading Partners, please bring a potential tutor to accompany you as well!


Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible


Ages: 14+


Please email Jill Levinson at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Date

Thursday | January 17, 2019

Time

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM eastern time

Location

244 West 144th Street Third Floor Library
New York, New York, 10030

MLK 2019: Give Out Groceries at a Brooklyn Food Pantry on January 18th

As part of our MLK Week of Service, volunteer with us at the The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) in Bed Stuy! TCAH operates NYC’s largest emergency food pantry — five days a week, New Yorkers in need visit the pantry to receive free food. The pantry is unique because it allows clients to have a choice in the food they are given, similar to shopping at a supermarket. Clients can choose from fresh fruits, vegetables and various food items according to their preference instead of receiving a pre-packaged pantry bag.


Volunteers help stock and organize the pantry, greet clients, and assist clients in selecting their choices from the pantry. Closed toed shoes & shirts with sleeves are required for all projects, longer pants are recommended.


Ages 15+


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Riki at [email protected].

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM eastern time

Location

2010 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

MLK 2019: Serving Bed-Stuy Community at St. John’s Bread and Life

Come start your MLK weekend off with some service and volunteer at St. John’s Bread & Life, one of Brooklyn’s largest food pantries/soup kitchens that offers a multitude of other social services! St. John’s Bread & Life serves nearly 3,000 meals to hungry New Yorkers every day and is the only facility in New York to have a Digital Food Choice Pantry; come check it out yourself!




Volunteers will be working in the kitchen helping to serve/prepare breakfast and lunch or will be in helping out in the food pantry. Please wear closed-toed shoes and pants.




Schedule for volunteers:


7:45-10:00 – Breakfast shift


10:15-12:30 – Lunch shift




This event is wheelchair accessible. 


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

7:45 AM - 12:30 PM eastern time

Location

795 Lexington Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11221

MLK 2019: Help Swab at Congregation Beth Elohim with Gift of Life!

Inspired by Dr. King and motivated to serve? Want to spend your MLK Weekend making a difference and giving back? Come volunteer with Repair the World by supporting Gift of Life‘s Bone Marrow drive!


We’ll be swabbing at Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) and will be supporting the amazing work that happens at Gift of Life. There will also be free dinner included!


“It all begins with one remarkable person, one life-changing swab and one huge win — finding a match and a cure.” To learn more about blood cancer and Gift of Life’s impact, click here


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected] 

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM eastern time

Location

274 Garfield Place
Brooklyn, New York, 11215

MLK 2019: Brooklyn Tutor Mixer

As part of our MLK week of service, come to Reading Partners‘ Celebration of Volunteerism in Brooklyn. Reading Partners envisions a future where all children in the US have the reading skills necessary to reach their full potential. Our mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. We fundamentally believe that the ability to read transforms lives and changes outcomes for children and communities. We want every child to experience the joy and power of becoming a lifelong reader, and we are focused on this mission.


During our Celebration of Volunteerism events, Reading Partners and Repair the World will honor current volunteers and welcome potential volunteers interested in tutoring with Reading Partners. There will be an all tutor mixer with hors d’overs and drinks followed by a tutor orientation for new tutors and an in-person training for current tutors to continue to build tutoring skills. If you are a current tutor with Reading Partners, please bring a potential tutor to accompany you as well!


Accessability: Not wheelchair accessible


Ages: 14+


Please email Maya Hawkins at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM eastern time

Location

700 Park Ave Reading Center
Brooklyn, New York, 11206

MLK 2019: Stock a Neighborhood Harlem Food Pantry

As part of our MLK Week of Service, volunteer with us at the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West HarlemThe Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem is an initiative of the Food Bank of New York City, with the mission of ending hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival, empowerment, and dignity. The full-service soup kitchen and food pantry helps provide more than 100,000 free meals each month.


Volunteers help stock and organize the pantry, greet clients, and assist clients in selecting their choices from the pantry. Closed toed shoes & shirts with sleeves are required for all projects, longer pants are recommended.


Basic Spanish knowledge not necessary, but encouraged!


Ages 18+


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Danna Creager at [email protected]

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

252 West 116th Street
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Help Swab at Harlem JCC Shabbat Dinner with Gift of Life!

Inspired by Dr. King and motivated to serve? Want to spend your MLK Weekend making a difference and giving back? Come volunteer with Repair the World by supporting Gift of Life‘s Bone Marrow drive!


We’ll be swabbing at the Harlem JCC and will be supporting the amazing work that happens at Gift of Life. There will also be free dinner included!


“It all begins with one remarkable person, one life-changing swab and one huge win — finding a match and a cure.” To learn more about blood cancer and Gift of Life’s impact, click here


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected] 

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM eastern time

Location

318 West 118th Street
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Imani Garden Construction

As part of our MLK Week of Service volunteer with Imani Community Garden to do construction and repairs on their chicken coop and keep the chickens warm this winter! We will also be doing some general cleanup of the garden. Imani Community Garden is a vital community green space where memebers of the neighborhood hold gatherings, grow vegetables, and raise chickens. It is a vital green oasis in an area in need of open, outdoor space. 




Accessability: This project will require construction work.


Ages: 14+


Email Maya Hawkins at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Date

Saturday | January 19, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

87-91 Schenectady Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11213

MLK 2019: Digital Girl Hour of Code

As part of our MLK Week of Service, come volunteer at Digital Girl’s Hour of Code event!


Digital Girl’s mission is to encourage inner city youth, especially girls to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. They are motivated by the overall lag in the United States in producing an adequate number of STEM professionals as well as the under representation of women and people of color in STEM fields. Through early application, hands on training, mentorship, tutoring and social events Digital Girl will boost confidence, raise self esteem and STEM career awareness in less fortunate areas to create professionals who can be positive contributors to society.


Volunteers will support professional coders by helping the kids stay focused, energized, and excited. This is an introduction to block coding so nobody (volunteers or kids) needs to have any experience. We’ll all be learning together! Lunch will be provided.


Accessibility Info: Our workshop is not ADA compliant because of the lack of bathroom space, but is otherwise wheechair accessible. 


Ages for volunteers: 14+ please


Ages for kids: 5+


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Maya Hawkins at [email protected].

Date

Saturday | January 19, 2019

Time

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Volunteer to Paint Classrooms at East Harlem Scholar’s Academy!

Breakfast and lunch provided!


Students deserve a bright and beautiful learning environment! On January 19th, as part of MLK Weekend of Service, Repair The World is partnering with East Harlem Tutorial Program to improve the physical space at East Harlem Scholars Academy II Elementary at the Jackie Robinson Educational Complex (JREC). To make this happen, we need volunteers who are willing to donate their time to help paint! This event is open to everyone and we could use all the help we can get. Volunteers are welcome to stay as long as they are able to commit to.


East Harlem Scholars Academy II is operated by East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP). EHTP is a community-based organization that operates free after-school and summer programs, as well as a network of public charter schools, called East Harlem Scholars Academies.


We need volunteers to sign up for one of two shifts!


10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


2:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Volunteers should meet at 1573 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029 (entrance on 106th St.) Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions! Ages 15 and below must be accompanied by an adult.



Date

Saturday | January 19, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

1573 Madison Avenue #408
New York, New York, 10029

MLK 2019: Prepare for Spring at a Brooklyn Community Garden

As part of our MLK Week of Service, volunteer with us at Bushwick City Farms (BCF). We will be preparing for the spring by engaging in hands-on work such as composting and other farm mantenence. We will be outside so be sure to dress warmly and wear closed toed shoes. 


BCF is a network of open spaces run by neighborhood volunteers that provide free food, clothing, and educational programs for the community. BCF builds and helps maintain vegetable gardens for local public schools, holds free beginner’s English classes, and coordinates with local businesses to distribute bread and fresh produce donations. All help they receive is on a volunteer basis. 


All ages welcome; this is a family friendly event.


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Alison Rollman at [email protected]

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

Bushwick City Farm 354 Stockton St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

MLK 2019: Cook Dinner at Brooklyn Shelter

Come volunteer with CAMBA’s Respite Bed Program, an opportunity that houses a select group of people who are homeless at various churches and synagogues. As a volunteer, you’ll be serving at these churches and synagogues, making a real impact in the lives of these individuals by cooking dinner, sharing a meal, and/or staying overnight in a smaller, more intimate setting with CAMBA’s clients.


One thing that may be lacking in traditional homeless shelters is intimate and family-atmosphere meals. In the Respite Bed Program, we create a space for both volunteers and guests to have a home cooked meal as well as a clean and secure environment.


This volunteer opportunity will be fun, flexible, and educational. You will have the opportunity to cook with other volunteers, share a meal with a diverse group of people experiencing poverty, and learn about Dr. King’s work on food and housing insecurity. 




Schedule for volunteers:


5:00-8:00pm volunteers will be cooking, baking and setting up for dinner.


8:00 volunteers will engage in conversations during dinner, and then help clean up.


CAMBA is looking for volunteers to stay overnight at the shelter from 9:00pm-5:30am. A training will be included.


Volunteers will start cooking around 5:00pm, set up will start at 7:00pm, and dinner will begin around 8:00pm. 




This will be a reoccurring event, so stay tuned for our next CAMBA cooking and overnights in February! If you’re interested but want more information about this volunteer opportunity, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]


This event is not wheelchair accessible. 


CAMBA takes a comprehensive approach to help individuals, families, and communities thrive, offering integrated programs in Economic Development, Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. Our programs build inclusive communities where New Yorkers have the support they need to reach their full potential. You can also find out more information about CAMBA’s Respite Bed Program here!

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM eastern time

Location

3114 Glenwood Road
Brooklyn, New York, 11210

MLK 2019: Package Seeds with Friends of Brower Park

As part of our MLK Week of Service, volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to package seeds during the winter season. Friends of Brower Park is working to implement its vision to preserve a human connection to the natural world  through partnerships with the NYC Department of Parks, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, local schools and cultural organizations. In a time of human caused climate change, it is more important than ever to restore the park’s native plant infrastructure. The Friends of Brower Park provides authentic experiences and activities with the purpose of educating our community about the sensitive natural ecosystems that define the park and the economic, cultural, and health benefits this beautiful green space provides to the Crown Heights Community.


Please reach out to Tori at [email protected] with any questions!


This event is open to volunteers of all ages. The venue for this event is wheelchair accessible, but the bathrooms are not ADA compliant. 

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Package Baby Products for Bed-Stuy Community in Need!

Start your MLK weekend off with some service and volunteer to support St. John’s Bread & Life, one of Brooklyn’s largest food pantries/soup kitchens that offers a multitude of other social services! St. John’s Bread & Life serves nearly 3,000 meals to hungry New Yorkers every day and is the only facility in New York to have a Digital Food Choice Pantry. St. John’s also offers a range of social services to the Bed-Stuy Community. 


Join Repair the World in putting together toiletry kits and baby care-packages for parents


Volunteers will be working to create care packages for those in need of toiletries and baby products such as diapers and wipes!


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]



Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Rescue Food from a Harlem Bagel Shop!

Volunteer with Repair the World and Rescuing Leftover Cuisine to save food that would otherwise go to waste. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national non-profit food rescue organization headquartered in New York City that provides solutions to prevent excess wholesome cuisine from being wasted. RLC provides services such as food waste consulting, excess food delivery, co-branding services, and tax credit assistance.


Volunteers will be picking up excess food from Bo’s Bagels in Harlem and delivering it to NY Common Pantry so that the excess food can be eaten by those who need it. 


If you have any questions or want more information, contact Danna Creager at [email protected] 

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM eastern time

Location

235 W 116th St
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Volunteer to Paint Classrooms at East Harlem Scholar’s Academy!

Breakfast and lunch provided!


East Harlem Tutorial Prep (EHTP) is a community-based organization that operates free after-school and summer programs, as well as a network of public charter schools, called East Harlem Scholars Academies.


Their East Harlem Scholars Academy II needs a fresh coat of paint! Join us on Sunday the 20th to apply second coats of paint, touch up as needed, and get the walls in 27 classrooms bright and ready for scholars.


Volunteers should meet at 1573 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029 (entrance on 106th St.) Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions! Ages 15 and below must be accompanied by an adult.



Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM eastern time

Location

1573 Madison Avenue #408
New York, New York, 10029

MLK 2019: Canvas for Tenants Rights with the Met Council on Housing

As part of our MLK Week of Service, advocate for tenant’s rights by canvassing with the Metropolitan Council on Housing.


The Metropolitan Council on Housing (also known as the Met Council) is a tenants’ rights membership organization made up of New York City tenants who believe in the motto of “housing for people, not profit.” Formed over 50 years ago, the Met Council fights for a city where everyone has access to safe, decent, affordable housing. They organize tenants to stand up not both for their individual rights and for changes to housing policies.


We will be knocking on doors to speak to tenants about any issues they may be having in their building, and providing resources on tenant’s associations and standing up for their rights. We will also be handing out magnets that let people know their rights to heat in the wintertime. Don’t worry if it’s your first time canvassing – we will do a training before we start!


Accessibility info: We will be walking up stairs. Elevator access in apartment complexes is not guaranteed (oftentimes, elevators are in disrepair, which is part of what we are flighting for). Snacks will be provided.


Ages 16+ please.


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Alison Rollman at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM eastern time

Location

Golden Krust 3812 White Plains Rd, Bronx, NY 10467

MLK 2019: Give Out Groceries at a Brooklyn Food Pantry on January 21st

As part of our MLK Week of Service, volunteer with us at the The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) in Bed Stuy! TCAH operates NYC’s largest emergency food pantry — five days a week, New Yorkers in need visit the pantry to receive free food. The pantry is unique because it allows clients to have a choice in the food they are given, similar to shopping at a supermarket. Clients can choose from fresh fruits, vegetables and various food items according to their preference instead of receiving a pre-packaged pantry bag.


Volunteers help stock and organize the pantry, greet clients, and assist clients in selecting their choices from the pantry. Closed toed shoes & shirts with sleeves are required for all projects, longer pants are recommended.


Ages 15+


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Riki at [email protected].

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM eastern time

Location

2010 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

MLK 2019: Volunteer at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

As part of our MLK Week of Service, volunteer at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum‘s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which will explore peace, empathy, and togethernes. Repair the World volunteers will be informing BCM visitors of the MLK programming and will also be assisting in program facilitation.


Two volunteer shifts are available: 10am-1:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm.


If you have any questions, please email Tori at [email protected]


Volunteers for this event must be ages 14+. The venue for this event is ADA accessible. 

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11213

MLK 2019: Create a Meditation Nook at Brooklyn Landmark!

As part of our MLK Week of Service, create a meditation nook for students at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School to relax and meditate before, during, and after school! Volunteers will be helping to paint a mural, as well as organizing cushions, fountains, and yoga mats. 


Volunteers should be ages 12+. Please reach out to Tori at [email protected] with any questions.

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

251 Macdougal Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

MLK 2019: Learn about Housing Justice with the Met Council on Housing

As part of our MLK Week of Service, learn more about housing justice issues with a talk by the New York City Commission on Human Rights, followed by a workshop led by the Metropolitan Council on Housing.


The NYC Commission on Human Rights is the city agency responsible for enforcing and educating the public on the Human Rights Law, one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws in the country. The Commission works to combat discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on race, religion, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including sexual harassment), gender identity, sexual orientation, and more.


The Metropolitan Council on Housing (also known as the Met Council) is a tenants’ rights membership organization made up of New York City tenants who believe in the motto of “housing for people, not profit.” Formed over 50 years ago, the Met Council fights for a city where everyone has access to safe, decent, affordable housing. They organize tenants to stand up not both for their individual rights and for changes to housing policies.


For the first hour, we will hear about housing discrimination throughout the city. After, we’ll learn about tenant’s rights in NYC and about the fight to renew and strengthen the rent laws in the face of gentrification and rent increases. We will also participate in advocacy projects such as signing postcards to send to our representatives.


Accessibility info: The Repair the World workshop is not ADA compliant because of the lack of bathroom space, but is otherwise wheechair accessible. The workshop does not have any staires, however the floor is a bit uneven at some points. We will be sitting in chairs.


Ages 16+ please. Food will be provided.


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Alison Rollman at [email protected] or Jaz Twersky at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Help Swab at Union Temple with Gift of Life!

Inspired by Dr. King and motivated to serve? Want to spend your MLK day making a difference and giving back? Come volunteer with Repair the World by supporting Gift of Life‘s Bone Marrow drive!

We’ll be swabbing at Union Temple and will be supporting the amazing work that happens at Gift of Life. “It all begins with one remarkable person, one life-changing swab and one huge win — finding a match and a cure.” To learn more about blood cancer and Gift of Life’s impact, click here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM eastern time

Location

17 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York, 11238

MLK 2019: Help package meals for the Brooklyn Community with the Hunger Van

This Martin Luther King Day, volunteer with the Repair the World and the Hunger Van on Monday, January 21st! An initiative created by Muslim’s Against Hunger, the Hunger Van uses local volunteer facilities for volunteers to prepare and distribute meals in neighborhoods where hunger is a real issue.

People from all over New York will come together to prepare and package 3750 meals per shift to be delivered throughout the Brooklyn community.

Join us at the Repair the World Workshop to prepare healthy food for people expericeicning food/housing insecurity and homelessness. When the food is packaged, we’ll discuss hunger and food insecurity in NYC and Dr. King’s legacy.

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Help Swab at Union Temple with Gift of Life!

Inspired by Dr. King and motivated to serve? Want to spend your MLK day making a difference and giving back? Come volunteer with Repair the World by supporting Gift of Life‘s Bone Marrow drive!


We’ll be swabbing at Union Temple and will be supporting the amazing work that happens at Gift of Life. “It all begins with one remarkable person, one life-changing swab and one huge win — finding a match and a cure.” To learn more about blood cancer and Gift of Life’s impact, click here


Two volunteer shifts are available: 10-11:30am and 3-4:30pm.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected] 

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM eastern time

Location

17 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York, 11238

MLK 2019: Help package meals for the Brooklyn Community with the Hunger Van

This Martin Luther King Day, volunteer with the Repair the World and the Hunger Van on Monday, January 21st! An initiative created by Muslim’s Against Hunger, the Hunger Van uses local volunteer facilities for volunteers to prepare and distribute meals in neighborhoods where hunger is a real issue.


People from all over New York will come together to prepare and package about 3,750 meals per shift to be delivered throughout the Brooklyn community. 


Three volunteer shifts are available: 10am-11:30am (for kids and their parents), 12-1:30pm (for teenagers and their parents), 2-3:30pm (for adults). 


Join us at the Repair the World Workshop to prepare healthy food for people experiencing food/housing insecurity and homelessness. After the food is packaged, we’ll discuss hunger and food insecurity in NYC as well as Dr. King’s legacy!


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: HIP2B Healthy with Seeds in the Middle!

Volunteer with Repair the World and Seeds in the Middle during our annual MLK Week of Service! Seeds in the Middle’s HIP2BHEALTHY Market was named by fourth graders! This school-run stand sells nutritious, organic snacks and fresh produce for as little as a quarter to compete with the bodegads’ chips, sodas and junk food. Children learn business skills, advertising, marketing, supply and demand, and more.


On Monday, January 21st, come help run the HIP2BHEALTHY market! Choose a shift that works for you!



  • 9am-10am: help set up!

  • 10am-2pm: help run the market!

  • 2pm-3pm: help clean up!


Volunteers for this event should be ages 14+. Please reach out to Tori at [email protected] with any questions.

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

213 Osborn Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11212

MLK 2019: Pursue Justice & Support your Brooklyn Neighbors at CBE

Make a difference this MLK Day with Congregation Beth Elohim and Repair the World. Join us to: support youth poets, paint a mural in the synagogue, prepare food for a local pantry, and package birthdays-in-a-bag for a local partner in need.  Our projects include:


Conversation with locally incacerated poets – This project is in collaboration with Free Minds and great for ages 15 and up. We will read poems written by local people that are incarcerated and then write comments and encouragement in colorful ink, literally “on the same page.” Those pages are then sent back to the poets. The impact is powerful and transformative. 


Painting a mural at CBE – This project is great for young children! They will help paint a mural to brighten CBE.


Prepare packaged meals for people experiencing food insecurity – This project is great for ages 12 and up. We will package food to be distributed by The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH). TCAH serves 30,000 people each month in Brooklyn and this project will increase their ability to fight hunger.


Teen Youth Project – Details coming soon!


All ages welcome.


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Riki Robinson at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

274 Garfield Pl
Brooklyn, New York, 11215

MLK 2019: Family Meal Packaging for Brooklyn Community with the Hunger Van

This MLK Day, volunteer with the Repair the World and the Hunger Van! An initiative created by Muslim’s Against Hunger, the Hunger Van uses local volunteer facilities for volunteers to prepare and distribute meals in neighborhoods where hunger is a real issue.


People from all over New York will come together to prepare and package about 3,750 meals per shift to be delivered throughout the Brooklyn community. 


This volunteer shift is from 10am-11:30am and is only for kids and their parents. 


Join us at the Repair the World Workshop to prepare healthy food for people experiencing food/housing insecurity and homelessness. After the food is packaged, we’ll discuss hunger and food insecurity in NYC as well as Dr. King’s legacy!


This event is wheelchair accessible.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Packing and Advocacy for the Met Council on Jewish Poverty

As part of our MLK Week of Service, participate in an advocacy project on food choice and access, and package cleaning supply kits and baby care kits. All projects are in support of the Met Council on Jewish Poverty.


The Met Council on Jewish Poverty serves over tens of thousands of clients throughout the city’s five boroughs. They seek to fight poverty through comprehensive social services while treating every individual with dignity and respect. They engage with a variety of needs from affordable housing, capacity building initiatives, career services, crisis intervention, and family violence services, to health insurance enrollment assistance, home care programs, home services, immigrant services, and kosher food distribution.


This is a family friendly event; all ages welcome. However, please note that the final shift, from 4:30pm-6:00pm, is only for ages 12+. All shifts are for an hour and a half.


Accessibility information: We’ll be on the 3rd & 4th floors, but there are elevators and the building is accessible with a wheelchair ramp.


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Rachel Figurasmith at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM eastern time

Location

17 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York, 11238

MLK 2019: Adult Meal Packaging for Brooklyn Community with the Hunger Van

This MLK Day, volunteer with the Repair the World and the Hunger Van! An initiative created by Muslim’s Against Hunger, the Hunger Van uses local volunteer facilities for volunteers to prepare and distribute meals in neighborhoods where hunger is a real issue.


People from all over New York will come together to prepare and package about 3,750 meals per shift to be delivered throughout the Brooklyn community. 


The volunteer shift is from 2-3:30pm and is only for adults


Join us at the Repair the World Workshop to prepare healthy food for people experiencing food/housing insecurity and homelessness. After the food is packaged, we’ll discuss hunger and food insecurity in NYC as well as Dr. King’s legacy!


This event is wheelchair accessible.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Make Toiletry and Baby Care Kits for a Brooklyn Food Pantry

Repair the World and Hannah Senesh Community Day School invite you to join our MLK Weekend of service by making toiletry kits and baby care kits for St. Johns Bread and Life. We will also be participating in an advocacy project.


St. Johns Bread and Life is one of Brooklyn’s largest food pantries/soup kitchens that offers a multitude of other social services! St. John’s Bread & Life serves nearly 3,000 meals to hungry New Yorkers every day and is the only facility in New York to have a Digital Food Choice Pantry. St. John’s also offers a multiplicity of social services to the Bed-Stuy Community.


This is a family friendly event; all ages are welcome.


This project is hosted by Hannah Senesh Community Day School. The project will take place on multiple floors and can be accessed via elevator for those in wheelchairs. 


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Rachel Figurasmith at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

342 Smith Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11231

MLK 2019: Assemble Food Packages at JCC Harlem

*Please note that this project takes place in 1.5 hour shifts*



This MLK Day, spend your off time at the JCC Harlem assembling shelf stable food packets for those who receive services from the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem, an initiative of the Food Bank for New York City. The Community Pantry and Kitchen is an incredible asset in Harlem, offering direct food service to New Yorkers in need since 1984.



Volunteers will create shelf-stable food packets in environmentally friendly packaging and utilizing high quality, bulk food. The food packets created will be available at the Community Kitchen & Food Pantry’s supermarket-style pantry for clients to select to bring home to cook.



Please note that this project takes place in 1.5 hours-long shifts. This opportunity is open to families with children ages 8+, high school students, and volunteers of all ages.



Reach out to Liza Freed at [email protected] with any questions.
Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM eastern time

Location

318 West 118th Street
New York, New York, 10026

Thanks to our partners!

Co-sponsored by:

UJA Federation of NY, JCC Harlem, Congregation Beth Elohim, OneTable, Muslims Against Hunger, St. John’s Bread and Life, The Campaign Against Hunger, MET Council on Jewish Poverty, Metropolitan Council on Housing, Reading Partners, Hannah Senesh Community Day School, Union Temple, Brooklyn Community Services, Young Judaea, Crown Heights Tenants Union, CAMBA, Hunger Free America, Community Kitchen of West Harlem, Mandala Cafe, Gift of Life, Brooklyn Movement Center, Imani Garden, East Harlem Tutorial Program, Bushwick City Farm, Seeds in the Middle, Friends of Brower Park, Brooklyn Landmark Elementary, Digital Girl Inc., Free Minds, Global Kids, Books through Bars, Kolot Chayeinu, Fig Tree Program, B’Nai Jeshrun, Manny Cantor Center, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, New York City Commission on Human Rights, Harlem Grown,  the Osborne Association