San Diego Service Corps
Next Generation /
In the years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, RPF helped the Jewish anti-poverty organization Avodah bring its Service Corps program to the Big Easy. Service Corps—which invites young Jews to commit a year of work to local organizations addressing poverty and other justice issues—continues to play a meaningful role in the New Orleans community today. With this model in mind and support from RPF, Avodah is launching a San Diego Service Corps in response to the immigration and refugee crisis. In addition to providing immediate assistance to individuals and organizations helping immigrants and refugees on the ground, this project will amplify the Jewish response to the growing crisis and add to the pipeline of young Jewish leaders committed to social justice.
Photograph courtesy Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps