Amanda Wilson, one of our graduates, writes in with a great opportunity for graduating seniors:
"As you may remember, I am participating in a year-long social justice fellowship called Avodah: the Jewish Service Corps. The organization works to fight domestic poverty in DC, New Orleans, New York, and Chicago. The job placements cover a wide range of challenges in at-risk populations, including homelessness & housing, education, law, immigration, healthcare, economics, employment, etc. I feel that it has been an incredible step in my Jewish journey. In addition to the full-time job placement, there are also communal living and professional development components. The deadline to apply for next year is quickly approaching (February 10), and I was hoping you might pass this opportunity along to any of your Jewish students that are looking for a next step after graduation and great way to enhance their Jewish journeys after Pitt! Feel free to also send them my contact information should any interested students have questions! I hope you're doing well and finding a way to stay warm!"
Ha, ha, Amanda... stay warm, indeed. But there is life beyond the polar vertex and if this opportunity appeals to you, Amanda is happy to answer your questions or provide more info. Here is her contact info:
Avodah Programs Associate
Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School
2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20020