Thanks so much to Wexner Service Corps teen, Ilana Hoffman for writing this lovely, first hand account of her volunteer experience with Repair the World.
The Wexner Service Corps (WSC) is a program designed to inspire and unite Columbus-area Jewish teens to engage in service learning. The WSC is open to high school juniors and seniors to participate in a week-long service trip followed by a year of monthly volunteering and Jewish learning. A select group of Corps members can return for a second year to join the Senior Leadership Cohort (SLC). The WSC launched in June 2013 with an inaugural service trip to New York and has since served in New Orleans (2014) and Detroit (2015) with 40 teens on each trip. Columbus Jewish teens have cumulatively put in thousands of service hours into serving both the Columbus community and the communities it visits. The Wexner Service Corps was inspired by Hannah Wexner and the mantle was taken up by her sister Sarah, who is currently part of the SLC. The WSC is generously supported by Leslie and Abigail Wexner and The Wexner Foundation.
Teamwork Makes Dreamwork
By: Ilana Hoffman