Some say they are “just teenagers,” but nearly 100 of them traveled from around the world last week to dedicate their time and effort to assist in rebuilding the communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. With a combined 1080 hours of service, the teenagers - participants in BBYO's … [Read more...] about Teens Rebuild Communities Affected by Hurricane Sandy
Repair the World is offering micro-grants to support alternative break programs that focus on relief efforts in the aftermath of the tornado that recently tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, Oklahoma. The grants are being offered to inspire nonprofit groups to … [Read more...] about Repair the World Offers Micro-grants to Mobilize Volunteers Toward Oklahoma Tornado Recovery
by Dyonna Ginsburg The famed Scottish poet and novelist Andrew Lang warned against using “statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts - for support rather than for illumination.” As Jewish organizations increasingly move towards being data-driven, we would do well to heed Lan … [Read more...] about Data that Illuminates: A Case Study
Each year, more than 2,000 college students and other young adults participate in immersive Jewish service-learning (IJSL) Alternative Break (AB) programs that are run by nearly a dozen organizations. Repair the World’s new study, “Breaking for Change: How Jewish Service-learning … [Read more...] about Do Alternative Breaks Have a Real Impact?
by Billy Planer In an ironic twist of fate this past week, Hurricane Isaac hit the Gulf Coast seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina struck land. For the past nine years, I have been taking synagogues and day schools on trips to New Orleans and other cities as part … [Read more...] about How We Think of Social Action and Social Learning Trips