UPCOMING EVENTS

Turn the Tables on MLK’s Legacy – A Shabbat Dinner & Conversation

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Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK Volunteer at Brilliant Detroit

Detroit, Michigan

Saturday | January 19, 2019

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MLK Service at Gleaners Community Food Bank

Detroit, Michigan

Saturday | January 19, 2019

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Interfaith MLK Service

Detroit, Michigan

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK Social Justice Film Series

Detroit, Michigan

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK Social Justice Film Series

Detroit, Michigan

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK Painting for a Purpose: Art as Civil Disobedience

Detroit, Michigan

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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Volunteer at Arts and Scraps

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Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK Day Service at Brightmoor Artisans Collective

Detroit, Michigan

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK Day Volunteering with Friendship Circle

West Bloomfield, Michigan

Monday | January 21, 2019

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One More Meal School Food Packaging

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Tuesday | January 22, 2019

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Brilliant Detroit Reading Tutor

Detroit, Michigan

Tuesday | January 22, 2019

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Playdates with a Purpose

West Bloomfield, Michigan

Sunday | February 10, 2019

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Turn the Tables on MLK’s Legacy – A Shabbat Dinner & Conversation

Join Repair the World Detroit and the Detroit Jewish Community for Shabbat dinner to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 


Repair’s Turn the Tables program provides hosts with thoughtful and interactive guides to bring conversations about pressing community issues to the dinner table. On Friday, January 18th, join a Shabbat dinner table for a discussion about Dr. King’s legacy, your connection to his work, and our collective efforts to realize his dream. 


We hope you leave your Shabbat table with heightened awareness, having had the opportunity to speak up about complex issues, and feel driven to take action by volunteering your time in your community this MLK Weekend. 

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM eastern time

Location

You pick!

MLK Volunteer at Brilliant Detroit

Join Repair the World and Brilliant Detroit for an afternoon of service to celebrate Martin Luther King’s legacy. 

Date

Saturday | January 19, 2019

Time

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

5675 Larkins Street
Detroit, Michigan, 48210

MLK Service at Gleaners Community Food Bank

Volunteer with Repair the World at Gleaners Community Food Bank for Martin Luther King Jr weekend. This event will be a great way to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr weekend with Repair the World. Not suitable for children under 15 years old.

Date

Saturday | January 19, 2019

Time

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM eastern time

Location

2131 Beaufait Street
Detroit, Michigan, 48207

Interfaith MLK Service

Join Christ Church Cranbrook and Repair the World in a day of Service at Crossroads of Michigan Soup Kitchen.
We need 40 people to help feed over 500 hungry people at the only Sunday Soup Kitchen in Detroit.

We will have 2 groups of 20 people each heading down to serve:

Early shift (8:15am-12pm) will cut and cook all food (Sloppy joes and fixins), make sandwiches, and get ready to serve!

Later shift (11:15am-3:30pm) will serve all guests, clean all pots and pans, the kitchen and dining hall.

Please contact: Sarah Katz : [email protected] or Pastor Manisha Dostert: [email protected] with any questions

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

8:15 AM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

2424 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan, 48208

MLK Social Justice Film Series

Join Repair the World Detroit at our workshop for our next Social Justice Film Series on Sunday, January 20th 2019 from 4-6PM as a part of our MLK Weekend of Service. We will be having a FREE screening of the FUSION documentary Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory, followed by engaging conversation. Complimentary snacks provided. Please be sure RSVP.

CHECK OUT A CLIP FROM THE FILM HERE:

Doors will open at 4PM and the screening will start promptly at 4:15PM!

We dedicate this event to the individuals, families, and communities who have been impacted by police brutality.

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM eastern time

Location

2701 Bagley Street
Detroit, Michigan, 48216

MLK Social Justice Film Series


Join Repair the World Detroit at our workshop for our next Social Justice Film Series on Sunday, January 20th 2019 from 4-6PM as a part of our MLK Weekend of Service. We will be having a FREE screening of the FUSION documentary Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory, followed by engaging conversation. Complimentary snacks provided. Please be sure RSVP.







CHECK OUT A CLIP FROM THE FILM HERE:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaSCuHAIqT8







Doors will open at 4PM and the screening will start promptly at 4:15PM!





We dedicate this event to the individuals, families, and communities who have been impacted by police brutality.

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM eastern time

Location

2701 Bagley Street
Detroit, Michigan, 48216

MLK Painting for a Purpose: Art as Civil Disobedience

Come join Repair the World and Detroit Jews for Justice in exploring the role of art as a form of civil disobedience. We’ll take a quick look at art’s role in protest in previous social movements and then get our hands dirty creating our own protest art related to DJJ’s current activist projects. All materials will be provided. Event is open to all ages but children under 15 should be accompanied by adults. This event is at no cost to you due to the generosity of our donors.

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

2701 Bagley Street
Detroit, Michigan, 48216

Volunteer at Arts and Scraps

Volunteer with Repair the World at Arts and Scraps to make MLK day a day on for service!

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

16135 Harper Ave, Detroit, MI 48224

MLK Day Service at Brightmoor Artisans Collective

Join Repair the World Detroit and Brightmoor Artisans Collective to provide support at Greydale Farms. We will be working both outdoors and in the hoop house so make sure to dress warmly! This is a wonderful opportunity for service in Detroit on MLK Day.


Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM eastern time

Location

22735 Fenkell Avenue
Detroit, Michigan, 48223

MLK Day Volunteering with Friendship Circle

Volunteer with Friendship Circle for their MLK Day Camp! Be sure to put Repair the World in the “How did you find out about Friendship Circle” other box.

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

6892 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, Michigan, 48322

One More Meal School Food Packaging

One More Meal works to reduce food waste and increase food security by packaging up leftover cafeteria food and handing it out to students at the end of the school day. The program is currently happening at Annapolis High School in Dearborn Heights on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s from 12:40-1:30. Since they package in the kitchen, close-toed shoes and long pants are required for volunteering

Date

Tuesday | January 22, 2019

Time

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM eastern time

Location

4650 Clippert St
Dearborn Heights, Michigan, 48215

Brilliant Detroit Reading Tutor

ON GOING OPPORTUNITY:
Brilliant Detroit is partnering with the Center for Success to host high dosage tutoring at four of our community homes.
Children work one-on-one with mentors, playing literacy rich games and reading carefully selected books. It is an amazing experience that has been shown to improve grade level reading.
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.

Date

Tuesday | January 22, 2019

Time

4:30 AM - 5:30 AM eastern time

Location

5675 Larkins St.
Detroit, Michigan, 48210

Playdates with a Purpose

Calling all Mensches-in-Training! Repair the World and JFamily’s PJ Library and jbabydetroit! are excited to present: Playdates with a Purpose!


Join us in this four-part monthly series to explore meaningful ways your family can engage Jewishly in service opportunities.


Each month we’ll have a theme, PJ Library story, play time, and service project geared toward reaching Mensch-status!


Cost is $36 per family for the whole series, or $10 per family per session. This fee will go directly toward purchasing supplies for service projects and for snacks to enjoy.


This program is appropriate for kids ages 0-4 and their loving adult(s). Older siblings and grandparents are encouraged to attend.




Check out the schedule below:




Sunday, February 10 @ 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. @ Fleischman Senior Apartments (6710 W. Maple Rd, WB):


Theme: Honoring Elders, Being a Friend


Micro service project: crafting with and creating cards to offer to Fleischman residents




Sunday, March 3 @ 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. @ Jewish Ferndale (1725 Pinecrest Dr, Ferndale)


Theme: Being Kind to Animals


Micro service project: Baking dog biscuits for local animal shelters




Sunday, April 7 @ 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. @ JCC (6600 W. Maple Rd, WB)


Theme: Food Justice/Giving Tzedakah


Micro service project: Packing chili bags for local food pantries like Yad Ezra




Sunday, May 5 @ 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. @ Repair the World Workshop (2701 Bagley St., Detroit)


Theme: Welcoming Guests


Micro service project: Packing home essential kits for local shelters




Spots are limited! Register here by January 31. (INSERT LINKS)


For questions, contact Julie Rosenbaum at [email protected] or 248-432-5465, or Sarah Katz at [email protected]




This program is supported by the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.



Date

Sunday | February 10, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM eastern time

Location

West Bloomfield, Michigan, 48332

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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.