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Take Action This Summer

Are you ready to do some deeper work around racial justice and join with like-minded teens? Travel with Mitzvah Corps and make your summer a summer of meaning.

Mitzvah Corps Chicago – June 25-July 6, 2017
Mitzvah Corps Chicago participants will use community organizing to tackle racial justice through the lens of relevant current events, including affordable housing, immigration, education, and more. They’ll have the opportunity to experience the ways that grassroots organizing mobilizes communities to fight for justice, play an active role in enacting systemic change around issues in Chicago, and come away from the experience with the skill set to engage their communities back home.

Mitzvah Corps New Orleans – July 13-23, 2017
Mitzvah Corps New Orleans participants will explore firsthand the ways that the design of the city, including its infrastructure, irrigation systems, and disaster preparedness and response, create deep socioeconomic and racial divides in the community. They’ll use the context of Hurricane Katrina to understand the tangible and lasting effects of institutionalized, systemic racism, and engage with inspiring leaders in various industries who are fighting for justice.

Mitzvah Corps Civil Rights Journey – July 23-August 6, 2017
Active support of the ongoing Civil Rights Movement is an integral part of the collective Jewish identity. Participants on the Mitzvah Corps Civil Rights Journey will travel to communities that their peers have never heard of, hear stories of survival and resilience, and take an honest look at the complexities of racial inequality through the criminal justice system and beyond. These teens will not only follow in the footsteps of these incredible role models, but take a deeper look at contextualizing Southern history, innovative ways to combat inequality, and extrapolate these lessons to their communities back home.

Learn more about Mitzvah Corps