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DC Blog: Using Humanity & Kindness to Escape the Trap

DC Blog: Using Humanity & Kindness to Escape the Trap

Just like those things, poverty is inherently wrong, and it ends when we become selfless enough to look beyond our own needs. Just like being locked in the bathroom, poverty is a kind of trap. Except your counselors aren’t on the other side of the door playing games with you, and it’s not so easy to get out in the end. It takes a community to break the door of poverty. It takes consistent help, it takes compassion.

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DC Blog: Life is a Broken Cabinet

DC Blog: Life is a Broken Cabinet

The solving of the problem keeps us going as human beings, and even when I finish that cabinet, I am going to have to get working on the next project as soon I am done. That’s just it though, I want to move onto that next piece, because then I know, we are one step closer to the solving of the problem. At Mitzvah Corps we set out change the world, and that’s what I am doing, one cabinet door at a time.

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Nicaragua – Mid Trip Update

Not only are they immersing themselves in the comunity by working alongside their Nicaraguan peers, and joining the rest of the residents for all-village programming, but they’re also supporting the local economy by designing and purchasing their group t-shirts from the local t-shirt vendor. She happens to be related to the folks who runs the lodge where the group is staying, so our group is really feeling a part of the family!

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New Orleans Blog: Something Special About NOLA Green Roots

y working with Green Roots, we were able to provide for people and help them to live the lives every human being both needs and deserves. And actually, being able to be a part of that process was the greatest feeling in the world.

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New Orleans Shabbat Recap – Week II

A good week of work under our belts, we are happy to have an opportunity to enjoy July 4th out in Audubon Park, enjoying each other’s company, playing some frisbee, and taking a moment to consider how lucky we are to be here.

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UMC Shabbat Recap – Week II

UMC Shabbat Recap – Week II

We have a truly incredible group of participants this year bringing a diverse array of interests and backgrounds. We can’t wait to see and facilitate all the growth that will continue to happen in the coming weeks.

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New Orleans Shabbat Recap – Week I

New Orleans Shabbat Recap – Week I

As we sat, silently in awe of her inspiring story, questions arose.Why did you do it? Why are you not still angry? Are you still fighting? The conversations that ensued led us to begin identifying what we take for granted, and what we are willing to fight for.

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New Orleans Blog: Finding Our Place in New Orleans

New Orleans Blog: Finding Our Place in New Orleans

By being here and learning about the city of New Orleans, we are making an impact. We are the people making a difference and making the city a better place. I cannot wait to see where the rest of this trip takes us for we will make such a big difference in as little as two weeks. We will learn so much more about the world, and, more importantly, ourselves.

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Teen Talk: My Hero Mack

In this stormy world full of war and bigotry, there is an unexpected haven in the middle of the Lower 9th Ward where people come together amidst destruction to rebuild and grow. In the center of the eye of this vortex is an incredibly caring man named Mack, who taught us: “We can’t control disaster, but we can change the way we embrace it.”

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MC Nicaragua: Mid Trip Update

MC Nicaragua: Mid Trip Update

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha’olam, asher kid’shanu b’mit’votav v’tzivanu lir’dof tzedek.
Praised are You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe, who hallows us with Your mitzvot and commands us to pursue justice.

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