• American South: Visiting the Lower Ninth Ward

    There is a drastic difference between various neighborhoods in New Orleans, specifically between the Garden District and the Lower Ninth Ward. While driving through the Garden District in New Orleans, we saw beautiful homes with cast iron embellishments and tall pillars. Streets lined with exuberant pastel colored houses add to the overall charm of the neighborhood. Residents walk their dogs and go for bike rides through the bustling area.


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  • American South: Journeying Through the South

    With all of the knowledge I learned on this trip I’m going to teach my family and friends about the injustices that still go on in America to help further prevent more injustices from occurring.


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  • Pacific Northwest: Becoming the Change

    I think that for the first time ever I have truly changed a life. Maybe this Afghan boy feels that for the first time since the chaos in his life, he can be himself. 


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  • Shabbat Shalom from The South!

    As Mitzvah Corps of the American South, we will continue to pray with our feet by taking the time to listen to the history as we determine the best next steps for creating change in our own communities.   


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  • Urban Mitzvah Corps: Wandering Back to Mitzvah Corps

    As an alumni, I am proud to see the same reasons we started our work here in these teens. As a staff member, I am proud to see how much these teens have grown and to have been able to be a small part of that. 


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  • American South: Learning about the Past, Changing Today

    Time is one of the most valuable currencies, and seeing so many people spending their time educating others shows me that it is extremely important to continue to learn and share their stories.


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  • Urban Mitzvah Corps: Just Like Superheros

    Rabbi Goodman explained to us that a prophet is able to stop a mighty stream with mere words. At UMC, we are feeding the hungry, helping provide a safe place for children, brightening the day of the elderly. We are stopping a mighty stream of injustice with very simple acts.


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  • Urban Mitzvah Corps: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

    How is this experience changing you? What are you hoping to get out of the next two weeks?


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  • American South: Visiting Big House Books

    This is the perfect description for how I feel about books. I know without a doubt that it would be impossible to live without them and I believe everyone should have books, regardless of their life circumstances.


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  • Pacific Northwest: Only Two Days In

    It is scary at first, but once you realize that you can handle anything, the trip is really great...and we're only two days in. I can't wait to see what the rest of the our time together in Seattle has in store.


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