AVODAH The Jewish Service Corps Inc

Rating: 4.85 stars   74 reviews


45 West 36th Street 8th Floor New York NY 10018 USA


AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps engages young people in direct work on the causes and effects of poverty in the United States. Participants in our service Corps program live out and deepen their commitments to social change and Jewish life through a year of full-time work at anti-poverty organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC.  This work partners Corps members with service providers and residents in low income communities and equips our Corps members and alumni to emerge as lifelong agents for social change, whose work for justice is rooted in and nourished by Jewish values. After participants complete this intensive one-year program, AVODAH’s partnership with American Jewish World Service provides a broad platform for long-term leadership in social change and Jewish life.

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United States

2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I work with nonprofit organizations for my job and so I know something about nonprofits. What AVODAH has that's amazing is the passion of young people working for social justice within the umbrella of their own heritage. The participants in AVODAH's year-long program are, to a person, amazing individuals who are making a difference in urban communities in the US. I am privileged to know some of them and honored to support the organization.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being a part of a community of people who live their values every day and dedicate an entire year of their lives, not to making money, but to helping others in need.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand the number of young people able to spend a year of service and by doing so leverage these dollars many times over by providing low-cost, high-quality people to organizations working on urban poverty.

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