UPCOMING EVENTS

Putting the Community Garden to Bed

Detroit, Michigan

Saturday | October 20, 2018

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Join the Crew – Detroit Farm Crew Kickoff

Detroit, Michigan

Monday | October 22, 2018

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Mobile Food Pantry at Project Healthy Community

Detroit, Michigan

Thursday | October 25, 2018

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Brilliant Detroit Trunk or Treat

Detroit, Michigan

Wednesday | October 31, 2018

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Volunteer Tutoring at Brilliant Detroit

Detroit, Michigan

Wednesday | October 31, 2018

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My Mobile Grocery Volunteering

Detroit, Michigan

Wednesday | October 31, 2018

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Volunteer Tutoring at Brilliant Detroit

Detroit, Michigan

Wednesday | October 31, 2018

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Jewish Family Services’ Fall Fix Up – Beautification Day at B’nai David

Detroit, Michigan

Sunday | November 11, 2018

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Cocktails with a Conscience: Behind the Badge

Detroit, Michigan

Thursday | November 15, 2018

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Putting the Community Garden to Bed

Join us at Project Healthy Community to prepare our garden beds for winter and organize the tool shed.

Date

Saturday | October 20, 2018

Time

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM eastern time

Location

18100 Meyers Road
Detroit, Michigan, 48235

Join the Crew – Detroit Farm Crew Kickoff

Join us for this year’s Farm Crew kickoff event! We will be doing a brief introduction to Farm Crew: Detroit, a brainstorming session on how we can turn your interests in farming into future events, and talking more about how you can get involved. Light food and drink will be provided. 

Date

Monday | October 22, 2018

Time

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM eastern time

Location

2701 Bagley Street
Detroit, Michigan, 48216

Mobile Food Pantry at Project Healthy Community

Come volunteer at the Mobile Food Pantry at Project Healthy Community! Volunteers are needed for client check-in and food distribution.

Date

Thursday | October 25, 2018

Time

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM eastern time

Location

18100 Meyers Road
Detroit, Michigan, 48235

Brilliant Detroit Trunk or Treat

Join us at our Osborn Trunk or Treat for a safe and fun Halloween celebration! During Trunk or Treat, kids will “trick-or-treat” from open car trunks for candy, healthy alternatives, and books. There will be games, food, music, and more information about exciting programs in the community. Please come volunteer your trunk or your time to help make this event a success.

Date

Wednesday | October 31, 2018

Time

3:15 PM - 6:00 PM eastern time

Location

13800 Eastburn Street
Detroit, Michigan, 48205

Volunteer Tutoring at Brilliant Detroit

Monday/Wednesday first hour Tutoring

School year commitment with our students!

Brilliant Detroit is partnering with the Center for Success to host high dosage tutoring at four of our community homes this fall. Children work one-on-one with mentors, playing literacy rich games and reading carefully selected books.

We need your help to make this happen! We are looking for tutors Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 and 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
Each tutor will ideally work twice a week on either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday to deepen the relationship with their mentee.

This is an amazing experience that has been shown to improve grade level reading.

Reach out to Rae at [email protected] with questions.

Date

Wednesday | October 31, 2018

Time

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM eastern time

Location

5675 Larkins St
Detroit, Michigan, 48216

My Mobile Grocery Volunteering

Come help Gleaners Community Food Bank provide easy-access produce and other grocery staples to 16 community sites throughout Detroit. My Mobile Grocery brings the grocery store to the customers, allowing people to purchase all of their weekly food supplies for a wholesale cost in the convenience of their own home. Volunteers are needed on a reoccurring basis Monday-Friday. For more information, follow the sign-up link or email [email protected]

Date

Wednesday | October 31, 2018

Time

- eastern time

Location

2131 Beaufait St
Detroit, Michigan, 48216

Volunteer Tutoring at Brilliant Detroit

Monday/Wednesday Second Hour Tutoring

School year commitment with our students!

Brilliant Detroit is partnering with the Center for Success to host high dosage tutoring at four of our community homes this fall. Children work one-on-one with mentors, playing literacy rich games and reading carefully selected books.

We need your help to make this happen! We are looking for tutors Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 and 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
Each tutor will ideally work twice a week on either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday to deepen the relationship with their mentee.

This is an amazing experience that has been shown to improve grade level reading.

Reach out to Rae at [email protected] with questions.

Date

Wednesday | October 31, 2018

Time

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM eastern time

Location

5675 Larkins St
Detroit, Michigan, 48216

Jewish Family Services’ Fall Fix Up – Beautification Day at B’nai David

Join NEXTGen Detroit Volunteers, Repair The World: Detroit and Hillel of Metro Detroit at one of the area’s oldest Jewish cemeteries for Jewish Family Service’s Annual Fall Fix Up!

Sunday, November 11, 2017 | 9:30 AM
B’nai David Cemetery
9535 Van Dyke Ave., Detroit, MI 48213

9:30-10 AM – Registration and bagel breakfast
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Service projects

We will be cleaning the historic B’nai David Memorial Park Cemetery in Detroit.Dress for yard work. Bagels and coffee will be served on site. We look forward to volunteering with you! Please bring your own water bottle.

Questions? Contact Jaime Bean at (248) 205-2561 or [email protected]

Date

Sunday | November 11, 2018

Time

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

9535 Van Dyke Street
Detroit, Michigan, 48213

Cocktails with a Conscience: Behind the Badge

Detroit Police Officers are engaging youth through mentorship, leadership development, and athletics – creating strong community and supporting the success of Detroit students. 


Join Repair the World Detroit and Detroit PAL for an evening of learning, community connections, and a special panel of speakers. 


 




Thursday, November 15, 2018 – Doors open at 5:30 pm


The evening includes an interactive cocktail hour, with snacks by Slows BBQ, and beverages by Atwater Brewery; tours of Detroit PAL, located on the site of old Tigers Stadium; and a panel of speakers


All proceeds go to Detroit PAL









Date

Thursday | November 15, 2018

Time

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

1680 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, Michigan, 48216

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Our Work

Communities in Detroit are doing remarkable work to build a vibrant 21st century future after a 20th century in which the city boomed an busted at an extraordinary scale. Detroiters have seen it all — the Arsensal of Democracy, Arson City, Devil’s Night, Angel’s Night, schools that have produced Nobel Laureates and dropouts, and neighborhoods that are, at once, food deserts and the vanguard of urban agriculture. Repair the World has an amazing network of partner organizations and volunteers that come from throughout the city, region and beyond to invest their energy in Detroit.

OUR TEAM

  • Sarah Allyn

    Executive Director, Repair the World Detroit

  • Sarah Allyn

    Executive Director, Repair the World Detroit
    Sarah grew up in Metro Detroit, across the street from the elephants at the Detroit Zoo. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she moved to Chicago to join Teach For America as an early childhood educator. Family and the emerging food scene in the city brought her back home where she spent four years as the Director of Education at Temple Shir Shalom. Sarah is thrilled to be working with the many passionate people and organizations in Detroit. When she's not working, Sarah can be found jogging through her Woodbridge neighborhood or ordering the left side of the menu at the Yemen Cafe.
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  • Rachel Fine

    Teen Engagement Manager, Repair the World Detroit

  • Rachel Fine

    Teen Engagement Manager, Repair the World Detroit
    After participating in the Repair the World Fellowship in 2014-15 and 2015-16, it was only natural for Rachel to step into a position coordinating PeerCorps, the program she helped develop during her time as a fellow. Rachel specializes in teen programming, an area of expertise stemming from her time as a Repair the World fellow and her eight years of leadership experience at Jewish wilderness camp. Previously, Rachel studied Human Development and Social Relations as well as Political Science and Spanish at Kalamazoo College. One of her most formative life experiences was studying, working and living in San Jose, Costa Rica for a year. Since she moved to Southwest Detroit in Fall 2014, she has loved immersing herself in the community through her passion for food justice, education justice, and soccer![email protected]
  • Sarah Katz

    Program Manager, Repair the World Detroit

  • Sarah Katz

    Program Manager, Repair the World Detroit
    Sarah was raised in a small town in Massachusetts and began attending Jewish summer camps at the age of 5. She credits these experiences with fostering a rich earth-based, Jewish identity. At 13 she moved to the  High Five State (Michigan) where she has resided ever since (barring a brief stint in North Carolina). After graduating from the Michigan State University, Sarah diversified her resume, dabbling in a number of careers including, managing a Jewish wilderness tripping and outdoor education program, trying her hand at early childhood education, and designing and implementing exhibits and curriculum at the Metro Detroit JCC children's museum. Most recently Sarahhas stepped into a roll at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit. At BBBS she worked to match youth from Detroit and surrounding communities with life long mentors, while also working to enhance training and connectivity among volunteers. Sarah is thrilled to be combining her passion for experiential education, community building, and Jewish tradition in this new role with Repair the World Detroit.  When she's not working, Sarah can be found wandering the woods of Michigan with her partner and pup, sitting on the board of a tree planing nonprofit and tirelessly searching for the best pizza in Michigan (its a struggle for and east coast girl).
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  • Zach Hebert

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • Zach Hebert

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    Zach recently graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in sociology. For the past year, he has worked for the Merrymeeting Food Council in Brunswick ME. As a local non-profit focused on advancing the local Maine food system, the organization works with local farms to collect nutritious food and distribute it to their network of recipient organizations, including food pantries and low-income housing authorities. He is excited to join Repair the World because he believes that access to nutritious and appropriate food is a right for everyone. By addressing food insecurity we are also able to address other systemic issues of health and injustice. He has also visited 41 out of 50 states in the U.S.!
  • Raeruth Oleshansky

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • Raeruth Oleshansky

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    Raeruth spent time working with an organization named Crossing Water to bring clean water, health information, and resources to the residents of Flint, MI. She’s also extremely passionate about educational justice, especially after spending time in a local elementary school and seeing the injustices firsthand. She wants to continue to work toward a more just system. She has also tried every flavor of M&M’s and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with chocolate.
  • Celena Ritchey

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • Celena Ritchey

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    Celena spent the summer serving with AmeriCorp VISTA with the Ohio Association of Free Clinics at Otterbein University. As Community Garden Coordinator, she enjoyed spending time working on the garden, serving at an on-campus food pantry, and volunteering at a summer lunch club for children. She believes that until people are able to procure life's basic necessities - food, shelter, and water -  their ability to act on their compassion for environmental issues is limited. She sees being a food justice Fellow as an opportunity to help progress the lives of others and move our society forward. Fun fact: she once scooped ice cream for Tyra Banks!
  • Mara Steinitz

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • Mara Steinitz

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    Mara recently graduated from Macalester College, where she studied history. While there, she worked as the Program Assistant and Youth Council Coordinator at Urban Roots, a youth development non-profit on the East Side of St Paul. She saw firsthand how engaging youth in food systems helps them grow and makes the community stronger. She is excited to combine her love for Judaism with her desire to improve food systems and feed children. Additionally, she spent two years in college working at a butcher shop!  
  • Abby Waldorf

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • Abby Waldorf

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    Abby recently graduated from Juniata College with a degree in Human Ecology. She’s excited to apply what she learned during her experience working at the Care Earth Trust in Chennai, India, where she assisted with a a land use/cover change project in the Kanchipuram district. As an intern at the Blair County Planning Commission in Holidaysburg, PA, Abby helped conduct a Social Vulnerability Assessment to plan for hazard mitigation. Abby aspires to get a Masters in Community Development and partner with communities working to alleviate injustice.