• Costa Rica: Full of Happiness

    The most inspiring moments for me, however, have been when learning about the independence, resilience, and togetherness in tico communities. This strong sense of community and support have left a strong impression on me, and I hope we can all take these values home with us when we leave.


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  • Urban Mitzvah Corps: Sharing Our Summer

    Urban Mitzvah Corps has ignited my flame for social action. I’ve created friendships that will last forever and memories that will never be forgotten. I cannot wait to take all of my knowledge and experiences from UMC back to my temple and hometown.


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  • American South: Leaving this Trip Inspired

    It’s not about us anymore, it is about everyone now. Everyone needs to learn what happened during slavery, during the civil rights movement, and even now with wrongful imprisonment and continued racial discrimination. Once we have the knowledge, we can start to fix our world for a better tomorrow.


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  • American South: 48 Hours in Mississippi

    There are some people in Mississippi, however, who are rising above the average in this state. They are not only speaking out that the state should do better, but they are also attempting to implement change.


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  • 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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