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AVODAH’s Application is Open!

Do you want to make a difference in the world? AVODAH gives passionate young people, like you, hands-on work experience at local organizations fighting poverty around the country. Spend next year creating an active Jewish community while learning about yourself and partnering with service providers and residents in low income communities. Interested? Start your application today!

You’ll get straight to work! Imagine waking up and making a difference, having real responsibility and being asked for your input. You’ll be working full-time at a local organizations on tough issues like immigration, hunger, education, public health, and domestic violence. This is not your typical first job!

Will I get paid? You’ll get a monthly living stipend, travel money, health insurance, and may be eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award of over $5,000 to pay back your student loans or put towards future education.

A great living arrangement! AVODAH has affordable housing in Chicago, New Orleans, New York City, and Washington DC where young people (ages 21 – 26) live, play, and create community. The home-cooked meals, late night conversations, and holiday celebrations make living in the bayit (house) one of the most memorable parts of the AVODAH experience.

What about the root causes of poverty? You’ll be part of an ongoing program to examine the causes and effects of urban poverty, develop practical skills and make professional connections. The curriculum explores Jewish ideas and encourages Corps members to share their personal perspectives.

You’ll be part of the family! When the year is up you will join hundreds of others as part of a Jewish movement for social justice. The AVODAH alumni community is active and engaged, with opportunities for further skill training, jobs, access to resources, and networking with like-minded activists.

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How can I learn more? Visit our website to read more about AVODAH and apply. You can also hear about the application process and the experiences of alumni on our next conference call on Sunday, November 6th at 2:00pm EST. RSVP to Mollie Spevack at [email protected] or sign-up here to attend.

First Round Deadline is Sunday, January 29, 2012

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