UPCOMING EVENTS

Growing Compassion – Interfaith Workshop

Detroit, Michigan

Sunday | April 22, 2018

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Dialogue in the D

Detroit, Michigan

Tuesday | April 24, 2018

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Spring into Service Kickoff Cocktail Hour (or two!)

Detroit, Michigan

Thursday | April 26, 2018

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Spring into Service with Project Healthy Community

Detroit, Michigan

Friday | April 27, 2018

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Spring into Service with Georgia Street Community Collective

Detroit, Michigan

Friday | April 27, 2018

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Spring into Service with Keep Growing Detroit

Detroit, Michigan

Saturday | April 28, 2018

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IADS Book Clean-up

Detroit, Michigan

Saturday | April 28, 2018

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Brunch and Serve at B’nai David Cemetery

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Sunday | April 29, 2018

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Spring into Service with Eden Gardens

Detroit, Michigan

Sunday | April 29, 2018

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Shavuot Showcase: A PeerCorps Year End Celebration

Detroit, Michigan

Sunday | May 20, 2018

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Growing Compassion – Interfaith Workshop

The Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit
& Repair the World warmly invite you to join with local spiritual leaders as we discuss the concept of “growing compassion” within faith communities. In honor of Earth Day this is a FREE panel discussion is in celebration of the unyielding human capacity to “grow compassion”.

Date

Sunday | April 22, 2018

Time

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

2701 Bagley Ave
Detroit, Michigan, 48216

Dialogue in the D

It’s Repair the World: Detroit’s monthly book club! This week, we will be continuing our discussion on Roxanne Gay’s “Bad Feminist”. 


We’ll see you at Mexicantown Bakery for delicious treats and stimulating discussion! 

Date

Tuesday | April 24, 2018

Time

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM eastern time

Location

4300 Vernor Highway
Detroit, Michigan, 48209

Spring into Service Kickoff Cocktail Hour (or two!)

Love to sip on custom cocktails? Enjoy volunteering? Then Repair the World: Detroit and Moishe House’s Cocktail Hour (or two!) is the place for you! Part of our Spring into Service Weekend, this evening provides multiple custom cocktails, delicious pizza, and the chance to sign up for a volunteer opportunity (or two!).


Suggested donation is $15 – we want everyone to be able to join us, so please give what you can!



Date

Thursday | April 26, 2018

Time

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM eastern time

Location

4458 W Vernor Highway
Detroit, Michigan, 48209

Spring into Service with Project Healthy Community

Join Repair the World: Detroit and Spring into Service with Project Healthy Community’s F.U.N. Pantry!


We are looking for 5 volunteers to help teach 1st Graders about the importance of healthy eating and nutrition! The FUN Pantry uses a variety of resources to educate youth about healthy eating and food safety including books, interactive recipes, games, and a “shopping trip” to PHC’s pantry!


Please RSVP through Eventbrite to secure your volunteer spot for April 27.

Date

Friday | April 27, 2018

Time

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM eastern time

Location

10700 Santa Maria Street
Detroit, Michigan, 48221

Spring into Service with Georgia Street Community Collective

Georgia Street Community Collective (GSCC) is a community centered organization working towards providing support in health, education, leadership skills, protection, and rebuilding and sustaining the neighborhood. Mark Covington, founder, runs after-school programs, holiday dinners, a farm/garden and much more! 


Come on down durng Spring into Service for gardening work and a chance to connect with the GCSS neighborhood! You bring the friends, we’ll bring the dirt and seeds!


Wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.


This event is free.

Date

Friday | April 27, 2018

Time

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

8902 Vinton Avenue
Detroit, Michigan, 48213

Spring into Service with Keep Growing Detroit

Managing a space where Keep Growing Detroit can model production-focused urban agriculture while training growers, cultivating and sharing resources and engaging volunteers is an essential part of their work. Be a part of this work with Repair the World: Detroit’s Spring into Service Weekend. A fun afternoon in the sun and some dirt- what could be more fun?!


Expect typical farm work: weeding, planting, clean-up, and more! Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.  


This event is free!

Date

Saturday | April 28, 2018

Time

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM eastern time

Location

600 Plum Street
Detroit, Michigan, 48201

IADS Book Clean-up

In Jewish tradition, worn-out and gently used prayer books and papers on relgiious and cultural topics need to be buried in a  place called a Genizah. We do this so that our sacred texts are provided with a special and safe place.



Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue is looking for 5-10 people to assist in moving the boxes of old prayer books and loading into a van to be transported to B’nai David! Repair the World: Detroit will bring over the books to B’nai David Cemetery the next day (Sunday, April 29). Speaking of B’nai David, Repair the World: Detroit is hosting a clean-up for the cemetery on Sunday, April 29 from 10am – 1pm. Bagels and fun will be served. 



For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.werepair.org/detroit


Date

Saturday | April 28, 2018

Time

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM eastern time

Location

Detroit, Michigan, 48226

Brunch and Serve at B’nai David Cemetery

Join Repair the World: Detroit at the B’nai David Cemetery on Sunday April 29th for a brunch and serve! 


We will be cleaning up the cemetery for loved ones who plan to visit as the weather warms.


Come to volunteer, eat some bagels, visit our mamosa bar and meet some new people! 





Date

Sunday | April 29, 2018

Time

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Spring into Service with Eden Gardens

Join Repair the World: Detroit and Moishe House at Eden Gardens for our last volunteer opportunity of our Spring into Service weekend extravaganza! Eden Gardens is small but mighty, providing nutricious produce and gardening knowledge and experience to their community. They are also looking to put in a playground and renovate a home for a community center – you definitely want to get involved! Come for a good time with friends and leave with your hands a little dirty. Expect to weed, plant, harvest, clean-up, and maybe even mow the lawn! Snacks included!


Please wear clothing and shoes you do not mind getting dirty. 



Date

Sunday | April 29, 2018

Time

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM eastern time

Location

12273 Glenfield Ave
Detroit, Michigan, 48213

Shavuot Showcase: A PeerCorps Year End Celebration

Please join us as we celebrate Shavuot and the work of our 2017-2018 PeerCorps Mentors and Mentees! Together we’ll enjoy brunch, ice cream cookie sandwiches from Cool Jacks, and a showcase of work from this years’ PeerCorps participants.

Help us honor our 2017-2018 Mentors by giving a gift to the PeerCorps Detroit Mentor Stipend fund. Please visit www.werepair.org/donate to make your gift.

Date

Sunday | May 20, 2018

Time

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM eastern time

Location

2701 Bagley Ave
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.
      [email protected]
  • Stephanie Morgan-Sterenberg

    Program Director

  • Stephanie Morgan-Sterenberg

    Program Director
    Based in Detroit, Stephanie serves as a Program Director for the Repair the World Detroit and National teams. Prior to joining Repair the World, Stephanie worked in the field of grassroots community development in northern Thailand, and was a Young Adult Librarian, organic farmer, and a community organizer in various parts of Michigan. Stephanie received a B.A. from Calvin College in International Development Studies and Asian Languages with a minor in Studio Art/Gender Studies. In her free time, Stephanie designs, builds, and restores custom stained glass windows, plays on the Grandmont Rosedale soccer team, and volunteers across Detroit alongside community-based arts projects, urban gardens, and the Brightmoor Community Kitchen. She lives with her husband Chad in the NW neighborhood of Rosedale Park.[email protected]
    • Rachel Fine

      Teen Engagement Manager

    • Rachel Fine

      Teen Engagement Manager
      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]
  • NOAH BETMAN

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • NOAH BETMAN

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    At University of Michigan, where he studied Honors Sociology (with a subplan in Law, Justice, & Social Change), Noah worked with his peers and administrators to advocate on behalf of students to complete initiatives and projects promoting equity and opportunity on campus. Pulling all-nighters increased Noah’s caffeine tolerance - he can fall asleep immediately after drinking a cup of coffee!  [email protected]
  • Leila Ballard

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • Leila Ballard

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    For the past year, Leila has been living in France caring for three children who don’t speak English. She studied Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University, and taught social and environmental justice with the Amir Organization for three summers as a fellow, farmer, and location manager.[email protected]
  • AARON CAHEN

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • AARON CAHEN

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    During Aaron’s sophomore year at U. Michigan Ann Arbor, he was a Peer Mentor for the Michigan Community Scholars Program. In this role, he coordinated community service events for 120 newly admitted students and volunteered in Detroit communities to repair flood damage and develop community relationships. Aaron believes that education can be the silver bullet to help communities in need, and joined the Fellowship to help underserved communities get the resources they need. Fun fact: he is very colorblind.[email protected]
  • VERONICA GONZALEZ

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • VERONICA GONZALEZ

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    Veronica is a recent graduate of California State, Northridge. She volunteers with The L.A. Kitchen's chefs, kitchen staff, alumni, and students. As a volunteer, Veronica transforms donated produce from local farmers and wholesale companies into wholesome healthy meals. Veronica chose to pursue the Fellowship to affect change towards a more sustainable and equal food system. Ask Veronica for a gelato recommendation - she’s had it in over 35 countries![email protected]
  • BRANDI HUNTER

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • BRANDI HUNTER

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    As a recent graduate of Dickinson College, Brandi chose to join the Repair the World team because the way the fellowship prioritizes contextualizing and historicizing individuals’ and communities’ experiences resonates with the way she values and participates in service. Under the Center for Service, Spirituality, and Social Justice, Brandi co-led the Dickinson College Detroit Spring Break Service Trip. And, she’s been to the Junior Olympics![email protected]
  • STACI ROSEN

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • STACI ROSEN

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    Staci’s expertise lies in facilitating community engagement programs. As an intern at Muhlenberg college, where she majored in Sociology, Staci planned and implemented multiple community engagement programs, oversaw student program coordinators, and tutored weekly in an elementary school classroom. She really love spicy foods.[email protected]