UPCOMING EVENTS

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We lift the Pittsburgh victims, their loved ones, and the entire Squirrel Hill and Pittsburgh community in our thoughts and our hearts.

We express deep appreciation and support for our 10 full-time Repair the World staff and fellows in Pittsburgh and, we dedicate our service addressing urgent needs in New York to Jewish values of peace.

Cocktails with a Conscience: Reimagining Criminal Justice

Brooklyn, New York

Tuesday | November 13, 2018

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Volunteering at St. John’s Bread & Life

Brooklyn, New York

Tuesday | November 13, 2018

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Parent Salon: Talking to Kids About Gun Violence

Brooklyn, New York

Wednesday | November 14, 2018

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Volunteer with Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets!

Brooklyn, New York

Wednesday | November 14, 2018

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Flyer for Thanksgiving Food Donations!

New York, New York

Wednesday | November 14, 2018

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Tutor-For-A-Day

Brooklyn, New York

Friday | November 16, 2018

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Volunteer at The Campaign Against Hunger

Brooklyn, New York

Friday | November 16, 2018

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Shop&Stock Volunteering at the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem

New York, New York

Friday | November 16, 2018

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Thanksgiving Meal Prep at St. John’s Bread & Life

Brooklyn, New York

Saturday | November 17, 2018

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Leaves and Cider: Rake Leaves with Harlem Grown

New York, New York

Saturday | November 17, 2018

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It’s My Park Day

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | November 18, 2018

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Housing Justice Volunteer Group: Eating, Learning, and Phone Banking

New York, New York

Monday | November 19, 2018

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Brooklyn Landmark’s Multicultural Feast

Brooklyn, New York

Tuesday | November 20, 2018

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Cooking, Conversations, and Dinner at Camba’s Shelter

Brooklyn, New York

Thursday | November 29, 2018

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Leaf Crunch at Brower Park

Brooklyn, New York

Saturday | December 1, 2018

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Cocktails with a Conscience: Reimagining Criminal Justice

How might we move beyond our current criminal (in) justice system and into a framework of mutual respect and reciprocal relationships? During Cocktails with a Conscience, an event where we bring community members together to talk about social issues that impact our communities, we are going to dive deep into this question



Join us as we define and explore the nature of criminal justice reform in our countryDuring this cocktail hour we will be offered insight from organizations that work to change the cycles that currently influence our justice system.  

Date

Tuesday | November 13, 2018

Time

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

Volunteering at St. John’s Bread & Life

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


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

Date

Tuesday | November 13, 2018

Time

10:15 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

795 Lexington Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11221

Parent Salon: Talking to Kids About Gun Violence





When we are silent, especially in the wake of violence or tragedychildren’s minds fill in the gaps for us. Join Repair the World and our partners as we work to bridge that gap. We will be hosting a night of conversation and reflection facilitated by Abigail Synder, Psychotherapist and Rebecca Fisher, executive director of New Yorkers Againast Gun Violence. There we will be learning the skills that parents can use when confronting difficult conversations around gun violence in our country.





Date

Wednesday | November 14, 2018

Time

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

Volunteer with Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets!

Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO S.O.S.), the youth branch of Save Our Streets Brooklyn, is looking for volunteers on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 at 256 Kingston Avenue.



YO S.O.S. is particularly looking for folks with experience working with high school youth who can help with the following things:



1. SATs

2. College essays/applications, etc.

3. Regents 

4. HS Math subjects: Geometry, algebra I and II, Pre Cal, etc.

5. Any other HS subjects



Volunteers must be 18+. Please email Tori at [email protected] if you have any questions. 
Date

Wednesday | November 14, 2018

Time

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM eastern time

Location

256 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11213

Flyer for Thanksgiving Food Donations!

Are you interested in helping families receive food for Thanksgiving? Repair the World is holding two brief shifts in order to get people to donate food to be packaged for the New York City Housing Authority in Harlem, which provides housing for low and moderate income residents throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Our goal is to have 40 food packages to deliver! Volunteers would be tasked with standing outside of Best Market in Harlem and flyering for donations. 


Shift 1: 3:30pm-5:00pm 


Shift 2: 5:00pm-6:30pm


Few spots are available, so sign up for yours today!


For more information or if you have any questions, please email Danna Creager at [email protected] 


If you also are interested in packaging all of the donated food, click here to join us at the JCC Harlem on Thursday, November 15th!

Date

Wednesday | November 14, 2018

Time

3:30 PM - 6:30 PM eastern time

Location

2187 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, New York, 10026

Tutor-For-A-Day

Volunteer with Reading Partners at a one time event where volunteers will be trained and then tutor students who are reading below grade level. More than simply reading with a child, volunteers follow a proven, structured curriculum to help students learn specific skills necessary to become proficient readers. Each lesson comes with step-by-step instructions and materials. This is a great opportunity for people who want to experience what it is like to tutor with Reading Partners and become a mentor for students who are struggling with reading. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Date

Friday | November 16, 2018

Time

8:00 AM - 10:50 AM eastern time

Location

251 Macdougal Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

Volunteer at The Campaign Against Hunger

Every Friday afternoon, come volunteer at 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 will be giving support in the backroom (sorting items to be brought into the pantry) or front of the pantry (serving clients).


For further questions, please contact Riki at [email protected].



Date

Friday | November 16, 2018

Time

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM eastern time

Location

2010 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

Shop&Stock Volunteering at the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem

Have a free Friday morning? Need a break from work before the weekend and Shabbat starts? Sign up for a shift to work a Stock and Shop shift at the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem. Volunteers help stock and organize the pantry, greet clients, and assist clients in selecting their choices from the pantry. 


Basic Spanish knowledge not necessary, but encouraged! 


Ages 18+


Contact Danna Creager at [email protected] with any questions. 

Date

Friday | November 16, 2018

Time

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

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

Thanksgiving Meal Prep at St. John’s Bread & Life

Want to give back around Thanksgiving? In search of a volunteer opportunity? Come volunteer at St. John’s Bread & Life, one of Brooklyn’s largest food pantries/soup kitchens that offers a multitude of other social services! Help us prepare ingredients and meals served to clients during Thanksgiving. 


Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year at St. John’s, and they need YOUR HELP getting ready for the big day. Please wear closed-toed shoes, pants, and a top with sleeves.


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

Date

Saturday | November 17, 2018

Time

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

795 Lexington Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11221

Leaves and Cider: Rake Leaves with Harlem Grown

Come join Repair the World and Harlem Grown to rake leaves for compost and sip hot cider from 10 am to 1 pm. Note that this is 18+. 


The mission of Harlem Grown is to empower youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. They target elementary school students and aim to educate the broader Harlem community about the benefits of eating local and healthy food. Throughout Harlem, they turn abandoned lots into urban farms.


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

Date

Saturday | November 17, 2018

Time

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

118 West 134th Street
New York, New York, 10030

It’s My Park Day

Join Repair the World and Friends of Brower Park, Inc. for It’s My Park Day on Sunday, November 18th! There’s no better way to learn about and develop a love and appreciation for the natural world than to breathe in its aroma, listen to its heartbeat and touch its existence.


Join the fun, make new friends, partner with nature, and of course, preserve Brower Park!


Please meet at the Butterfly Garden in Brower Park. Tools and gloves will be provided by Friends of Brower Park, Inc. and the NYC Parks Department.


Please reach out to Tori at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Date

Sunday | November 18, 2018

Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

Brooklyn, New York, 11213

Housing Justice Volunteer Group: Eating, Learning, and Phone Banking

Repair the World NYC is excited to launch a new model of volunteering centered around community-building and ongoing commitment. We encourage you to register and join for more than one date.


Repair will provide food and facilitate a brief learning about housing issues to frame our volunteering. We will then assist the Met Council with phone banking in their Chinatown office. Depending on the day, we will either be phone banking for upcoming fundraisers, member meetings, town halls, or various tenant’s rights actions and rallies.


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.


Join us in forming community among volunteers interested in housing justice, building our knowledge on housing issues, and supporting the Met Council in an ongoing way.


Volunteers ages 18+ please.


For information and questions, please contact Alison at [email protected]

Date

Monday | November 19, 2018

Time

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

168 Canal Street 6 fl
New York, New York, 10013

Brooklyn Landmark’s Multicultural Feast

Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School is looking for help setting up its Pop-Up Multicultural Feast on Tuesday, November 20th. Repair the World volunteers will assist teachers in decorating their classrooms and hallways in celebration of Thanksgiving. Volunteers will also help pass out food.


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

Date

Tuesday | November 20, 2018

Time

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

251 Macdougal Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

Cooking, Conversations, and Dinner at Camba’s 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 can be really fun, flexible, and dynamic! Whether you have a passion for cooking, want to cook and prepare a meal with a few friends, are interested in sharing a meal with a diverse group of people experiencing poverty, or want to support these CAMBA clients by staying overnight, you can participate in one or all of those opportunities.




Schedule for volunteers:


4:30-7:00pm volunteers will be cooking, baking and setting up for dinner.


7:00-8:00pm 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 6:00pm, and dinner will begin around 7:00pm. 




This will be a reoccurring event, so stay tuned for our next CAMBA cooking and overnight in December! If you’re interested but want more information about this volunteer opportunity, I’d be more than happy to talk on the phone or meet up in person.




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!




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

Date

Thursday | November 29, 2018

Time

4:30 PM - 9:00 PM eastern time

Location

3114 Glenwood Road
Brooklyn, New York, 11210

Leaf Crunch at Brower Park

Join Repair the World and Friends of Brower Park, Inc. for Brower Park’s annual Leaf Crunch event! Help rake leaves into piles for kids to enjoy! 


Join the fun, make new friends, partner with nature, and of course, preserve Brower Park!


Please meet at the Butterfly Garden in Brower Park. Tools and gloves will be provided by Friends of Brower Park, Inc. and the NYC Parks Department.


Please reach out to Tori at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Date

Saturday | December 1, 2018

Time

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM eastern time

Location

Brooklyn, New York, 11213

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Repair the World NYC launched in the fall of 2015 to tackle pressing local needs by mobilizing communities to volunteer. We enable people to transform their neighborhoods, city and lives through meaningful service experiences, rooted in Jewish values, history and heritage. Our team of eight full time fellows partners with fifteen organizations in Crown Heights and Bed Stuy to recruit and train the volunteers needed to address education and food justice needs in Central Brooklyn. Repair the World’s collaborative community storefront space at 808 Nostrand Ave is a hub for service and social justice initiatives.

OUR TEAM

  • Cindy Greenberg

    Executive Director, Repair the World New York City

  • Cindy Greenberg

    Executive Director, Repair the World New York City
    Cindy is the founding executive director of Repair the World NYC, where she has built a robust program focused on mobilizing the Jewish community to meet pressing local needs through service and learning in Central Brooklyn. She has a passion for launching and managing innovative initiatives in Jewish life. Previously, she worked for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life for fifteen years, including as the executive director of NYU's Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life. Cindy holds a masters degree in Non-Profit Management from NYU's Wagner School and is the recipient of the Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence award, Hillel's highest honor for a professional. Cindy lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Dan, and their three children.[email protected]
  • Liza Freed

    Program Manager, Repair the World Harlem

  • Liza Freed

    Program Manager, Repair the World Harlem
    Liza Freed is a Program Manager for Repair the World Harlem. She is particularly passionate about mentoring, coaching, and investing in young leadership and loves managing team of three recent-college graduates participating in the Repair the World service-year fellowship. She previously worked as the teen director at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn where she was recognized for her ability to empower teens to engage in high-level programming that uses Judaism as a lens to examine injustice and inequity. She’s worked with numerous nonprofits including Creative Art Works and Bike and Build, both of which informed her love for service-oriented group experiences. Above all, she owes her passion for Jewish-informed social justice work to the 11 formative summers she spent at URJ Eisner Camp where she was a camper, staff member and eventually a senior staff person overseeing a staff of 30 and over 100 campers. Liza lives in Brooklyn and bicycles everywhere she can.
    [email protected]
  • Natasha Santos

    Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World Brooklyn

  • Natasha Santos

    Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World Brooklyn
    Natasha is a Brooklyn native who is committed to community building and outreach. For the past 5 years she has worked in various capacities in the non-profit sector from advocacy to program directing. She is a lover of books, ice cream, intentional living and cuddly dogs. You can usually find her riding her bike around Brooklyn with her bright pink helmet. She is currently a full-time student at Bard College where she studies liberal arts.[email protected]
  • Kate Thomas

    Program Manager, Repair the World Brooklyn

  • Kate Thomas

    Program Manager, Repair the World Brooklyn
    Kate comes to Repair the World a community social worker, spanning experience in education, counseling, community organizing, and Jewish social justice efforts. Most recently, Kate served as the Community School Director at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary advocating for educational equity and coordinating community resources. A licensed social worker with an MSW from NYU and BASW from Rutgers University, Kate has trained in diverse settings including The Door Bronx Youth Center, Rutgers Hillel, and Robert Wood Johnson's office for community health promotion. She has also staffed Mitzvah Corps Seattle, a teen social justice collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, and worked as a residential counselor at Wediko Children's Services where she provided clinical guidance to children with complex trauma. After completing her time as a 2014-15 Repair the World Baltimore Fellow, Kate stayed connected on the Repair the World NYC advisory board. In her free time, she enjoys theater, writing poetry, and vacationing to anywhere with a lake!
    [email protected]
  • Rachel Figurasmith

    Senior Educator

  • Rachel Figurasmith

    Senior Educator
    Rachel Figurasmith is and born and raised New Yorker. She has worked in education and non-profit spaces for over a decade and is passionate about increasing access to quality education for all young people. Rachel has worked as an after-school program director, synagogue education director, caseworker for Swahili-speaking refugee teens, and a summer camp director. Currently, Rachel is a college instructor for several courses on working with children with disabilities and is an education consultant in NYC schools and after-schools. Rachel holds a BA from Hampshire College and a Masters in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Rachel lives in Long Island with her husband, toddler, and two dogs.[email protected]
  • Amani Beauzile

    Event Specialist, Repair the World NYC

  • Amani Beauzile

    Event Specialist, Repair the World NYC
    Amani was born and raised in Queens, New York and has always held the communities within the city close to her heart. After gaining her bachelor’s degree in psychology, she decided to dedicate herself to working within community and thus served as an education justice Fellow with Repair the World NYC. She has invested her time working with various non-profit organizations like the Fresh Air Fund and the Food Bank For New York City. Amani served as a Repair Fellow in Brooklyn in 2017-18, she volunteered regularly with Legal Hand and the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center. A lover of dogs and food, Amani looks forward to being able to continue to serve the city she loves with others who are committed to social change.[email protected]
    • Tori Burstein

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Tori Burstein

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Tori is a recent graduate of University of Florida, where she studied psychology and sports management and was a student ambassador for the University of Florida's Counseling and Wellness Center. She served alongside counselors and students to reduce the stigma against mental illness and promote the importance of mental well-being and seeking help. She is passionate about the intersections between Judaism, social justice, and service, and is proud of the fact that she once bowled a perfect game!
    • Danna Creager

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Danna Creager

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Danna attended UCLA where she double majored in political science and geography. For the past year, she has been a Social Justice Fellowship Intern, exploring social justice through a Jewish lens with three different cohorts of student. During her internship, she was able to bring in outside knowledge of social justice and environmental work. She is passionate about two things more than anything: social justice and changing our country's (and world's) currently unsustainable food system. She doesn’t understand many pop culture references because she grew up without cable!
    • Josh Flink

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Josh Flink

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Josh is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he studied psychology and Judaic Studies. In the summer of 2017, he volunteered at PORDAC (Protection of the Rights of Differently Abled Children) in New Delhi, India. He helped plan activities for 4-18 year-old children and also assisted with vocational training. He loved learning about Delhi's culture and giving what he could to the Pordac community. Josh is passionate about food justice because at the end of the day, everyone deserves to be nourished, to eat healthy, and to have the resources they need in order to succeed. He spent the summer of 2018 backpacking through Southeast Asia!
    • Maya Hawkins

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Maya Hawkins

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Maya is a Brooklyn native who just graduated from NYU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology with a minor in Creative Writing. Highly involved with the Habonim Dror movement, she’s acted as Youth Education Coordinator & Staff Manager, and Education Coordinator at Camp Gilboa over the past few summers. Maya has never finished an ice cream cone so she always gets get ice cream with friends so they can finish it for her.[email protected]
    • Jill Levinson

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Jill Levinson

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Jill attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and self designed a major in Art and Social Change, minoring in Sustainability Studies. She worked at the local conservative synagogue's Talmud Torah where she taught 6th-grade religious school, covering topics such as Hebrew, Jewish traditions and holidays, and what it means to be a Jew. She is excited to join Repair the World because she believes that social justice work needs to take place on multiple levels and if you don't get on the ground, you know the community’s needs to create true systematic change. She is also scuba certified!
    • Jeremy Nicholson

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Jeremy Nicholson

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Jeremy graduated from the University of Vermont, where he majored in Environmental Studies and founded Green Mountain Manna, a Jewish outdoors club. He also wrote his senior thesis on founding Green Mountain Manna on campus. Jeremy is passionate about food justice because after all, people cannot survive or function without access to food.
    • Riki Robinson

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Riki Robinson

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Riki went to Pitzer College where she graduated with a degree in sociology and Asian American Studies. She worked as a Program Coordinator at Pitzer College's Center for Asian Pacific American Students where she helped start a dialogue series and bike share program. She believes education is key for social connection and transformation; in particular, it’s integral to honor that different forms of knowledge can be liberating for people from historically marginalized backgrounds. She also enjoys making and trading zines!
    • Alison Rollman

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Alison Rollman

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Alison graduated from Pitzer College with a degree in sociology and worked as a health equity intern at Partners for Better Health in Ontario, California. She worked on an asset-mapping project with teen leaders and focused on mapping healthy food access and distributing information to the local community. She is excited to engage more deeply in justice-oriented Jewish communities and to be part of an organization working together for meaningful change. She also studied abroad in Nepal where she learned conversational Nepali!
    • Jaz Twersky

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Jaz Twersky

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Jaz attended University of California, San Diego where they majored in linguistics. They were Editor-in-Chief of their university's independent newspaper, reporting on controversies at the school and bringing to new issues to light. Working as a journalist allowed them to see how both university and local school systems fail students in a number of different ways. They also enjoy knitting and once knitted a dragon!