We have exciting news for young adults and college students who are looking for meaningful social justice service opportunities this summer. Beginning with a summer of service in mid-July, Atlanta college students and young adults will be able to engage in service addressing the COVID-19 crisis, its economic fallout, and the movement for racial justice.
Atlanta will be one of ten cities to pilot Serve the Moment, a major national initiative engaging tens of thousands of Jewish young adults and college students in service. Led nationally by the new Jewish Service Alliance (JSA), our Federation is supporting a local full-time fellowship program with funds from the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to support Jewish engagement and to serve vulnerable individuals.
In Atlanta, Repair the World will be the lead agency for Serve the Moment. Jodi Mansbach, Federation’s Chief Impact Officer was excited that Atlanta will be a pilot community. “We are living our Jewish values when we come together to serve and help others at this critical moment,” she said. “Young Atlantans want to lead, create change, and pursue social justice. They’re not sitting on the sidelines. We are thrilled to work with so many committed partners to offer meaningful service right here in our community.
Beginning with a summer of service from July 8 – August 7, Atlanta and Serve the Moment will offer a full-time stipended program. Serve the Moment Corps Members will volunteer in-person with local partners and virtually, focusing especially on food insecurity, educational needs relating to COVID-19, racial justice, and other pressing issues. Additional local opportunities for volunteering, both in person and virtually, will be offered for the fall 2020 semester.
Powered by Repair the World, Serve the Moment is in partnership with Amplifier, Avodah, Base Hillel, Be’chol Lashon, Birthright Israel, The Bronfman Youth Fellowship, Foundation for Jewish Camp, Challah for Hunger, Hillel International, IsraAID, JCC Association, JDC Entwine, M2: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education, Moishe House, Network of Jewish Human Services Agencies, OneTable, Religious Action Center, Tivnu, Union for Reform Judaism, Congregation To learn more about Serve the Moment, the Corps Members, and other volunteer opportunities, reach out to Jordan Fruchtman, Senior Director of the Jewish Service Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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