I continue to be inspired by passionate, engaged citizens who roll up their sleeves and do their part to help bring Americans together across divides — political, racial, economic and religious. As Director of the One America Movement, Andrew Hanauer and his team are doing more than their fair share to foster constructive dialogue that leads to action. In less than 2 years, the organization has started chapters in 11 states with plans to grow to 40 in the next few years. Clearly, there is a hunger and a need for methodologies that work. What a pleasure it was to meet Andrew and get his perspective on how we can respect each other’s differences while addressing critical issues that demand attention and solutions. Enjoy!
Repair the World was founded in 2009 to make meaningful service a defining element of American Jewish life. Repair mobilizes tens of thousands of young Jews to volunteer in tackling pressing local needs each year, and Repair equips communities and partners to do the same. These volunteers help transform neighborhoods, cities, and lives through meaningful service experiences rooted in Jewish values, learning, and history.
Repair the World Communities
Repair the World’s signature program, Repair the World Communities, engages young adults in social change around education and food justice in neighborhoods in Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York City. In most communities, a City Director supports a cohort of fellows (ages 21-26) who make a year-long service commitment to Repair the World. During this year, Repair’s fellows work closely with local nonprofits to create authentic and impactful volunteering and education opportunities—and they use peer-to-peer outreach and recruitment to engage thousands of other young adults in volunteering and learning.