Calls to Action, Opportunities and Community Events

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Riverdale Y’s MLK Day of Service 2020

Join the Riverdale community for a day of service sponsored by the Riverdale Jewish Community Partnership and UJA-Federation’s Time for Good, coordinated by the Riverdale Y.

Volunteers will give back in meaningful ways, such as:
* serving and packaging meals for recipients locally and abroad
* packaging medical supplies for global disttribution
* supporting troops overseas
* grappling with social ills
and more.

Monday, January 20, 2020
Multiple times and locations

Sign up here or contact Joseph Robinson at (347) 913-4432.


ActNow This MLK Day with Repair the World

Repair the World honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s enduring legacy and lifelong commitment to equity, based on race and class, as we serve in solidarity with directly impacted communities. Together, we amplify the ongoing work being done to address immediate needs. Will you join us and #ActNow?

See opportunities throughout NYC spanning over MLK weekend here.


AHRC NYC MLK Day of Service

More than 1 million New Yorkers experience food insecurity. Come make a difference and learn how you can help create lasting change. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a time to give back, please join AHRC NYC in helping to combat hunger and food insecurity. Make it a day on, not a day off!

Volunteers of all ages can come and help those in need, learn more about food insecurity in New York City, and discover different ways to help make a difference in their neighborhoods.

Volunteers will be needed for the following activities:
* Packaging non-perishable food
* Picking up donated food from partnering restaurants
* Delivering food to people in need

Activities for children will include:
* Letter-writing for homebound elders
* Arts & crafts
* Healthy eating demos

Monday, January 20, 2020
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Multiple Locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan

Join AHRC at their B’lynxBushwick, or Norfolk locations to participate.

Census Hiring Event

US Census Hiring Event at Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation

NMIC will be hosting a US Census hiring event. Staff will be on hand to assist with the application process and answer any questions. Positions start at $25 per hour for census takers and go up to $27.50 per hour for supervisors.

This exciting opportunity offers up to 40 hours per week, with flexible hours and a weekly pay schedule. No minimum educational requirements.

Friday, January 24, 2020
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
45 Wadsworth Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10033

Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

NYU Bronfman Center’s Summer Internship Programs

The NYU Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life is excited to offer two internship programs this summer: CLIP (the Collegiate Leadership Internship Program) and Summer Excelerator. CLIP interns are entering junior and senior years of college and Summer Excelerator interns are entering junior and senior years of high school. Interns in CLIP work for 10 weeks, while interns in Summer Excelerator work for 6 weeks. Interns in both programs participate in weekly professional development and leadership development seminars. The priority deadline for students to apply for CLIP is January 31, 2020, and Summer Excelerator applications are being considered on a rolling basis.

Organizations with summer-long needs are encouraged to apply for a CLIP intern, while organizations with more acute needs are encouraged to apply for a Summer Excelerator intern. To apply for an intern, organizations can submit this form. For more information about CLIP and Summer Excelerator, please email Alyssa Tischler.

AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) created the AAA A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Fellows Program (“AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program”) in 2009 in order to provide training, mentorship and networking opportunities to up and coming diverse alternative dispute resolution professionals who have historically not been included in meaningful participation in the field of alternative dispute resolution.

The foundation of the Fellowship is a week-long intensive training program conducted at the AAA’s offices, consisting of interactive seminars on dispute resolution topics taught by leading ADR professionals, participation in mock arbitrations and mediations, and courses focused on building a career in ADR. Fellows also have the opportunity to attend the AAA’s Annual Meeting’s related events. Fellows are also matched with AAA arbitrators and mediators in their field of interest who commit to providing networking opportunities and advice to Fellows during the Fellowship year. Past Fellows have utilized their mentorships to shadow their mentors at arbitration hearings, co-facilitate ADR trainings, obtain career advice and critique their business plans. In addition, Fellows have served as speakers at several AAA sponsored events.

The 2020 AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program will be hosted in New York City during the week of May 3, 2020. During the program, Fellows will engage with leading ADR practitioners for an intensive week of training, seminars, and networking events. Fellows will also have the opportunity to meet with AAA Board of Directors and Council Members at special events related to the AAA’s Annual Board Meeting, which coincides with the one week Fellows Program.

The application and more information about the Higginbotham Fellows Program may be found here. The application deadline is Friday, January 17, 2020 and final decisions will be announced in February 2020.


Avodah 2020-2021 Service Corps

Spend a year in the Jewish Service Corps working at a leading anti-poverty nonprofit in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, or Washington, DC. Our Corps Members live and learn together in a supportive, pluralistic community at the crossroads of justice and Jewish life. Join us to build the foundations for careers, Jewish community, and lifelong activism in social and economic justice movements.

If you’re between the ages of 21-26 and passionate about getting into the justice game for the long haul, you could have a place in our growing community. The application for the 2020-2021 program year is open now — apply by the priority January 23, 2020 deadline!

Grant Opportunities

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YouthBridge-NY Bridging the Gap Grant

YouthBridge-NY’s Shared Resources for a Shared Future committee is awarding up to $2,000 to organizations that work to address one or more of the following priority areas: Criminal Justice, Drug Abuse, Mental Health, and Youth Homelessness. Apply here by Tuesday, March 3, 2020.


Citizens Committee for New York City’s Neighborhood Grants Program

Through the Neighborhood Grants program, Citizens Committee for New York City awards grants of up to $3,000 for community and school improvement projects carried out by unstaffed resident-led groups to address issues they identify as important to them.

From West Farms in the Bronx to East Elmhurst in Queens, the groups we support work on projects as varied as community gardening, visual and performing arts, nutrition awareness, composting, beautification, tenant and immigrant organizing, healing circles, physical fitness, public safety, and more!

Apply here by Monday, January 20, 2020 and contact with any questions.

Job Openings

Consultant, Jewish Coalition on Criminal Justice Reform at JCRC-NY – Click Here

Census Manager at CAMBA – Click Here for description and contact Karim Dimechkie to apply

Program Officer, Housing and Homelessness at Trinity Wall Street – Click Here

Regional Director of Workforce Development, Staten Island at AHRC NYC – Click Here

Multiple Positions at Center for Court Innovation – Click Here

Multiple Positions at Selfhelp Community Services – Click Here

Multiple Positions at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center – Click Here

Multiple Positions at the US Census Bureau – Click Here

Multiple Positions at South Bronx United – Click Here

Multiple Positions at Forestdale – Click Here
Email for additional information

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