As a Tzedek American you will have two social justice internships in non-profits in Los Angeles. Collectively you will be giving 12,000 service hours to the city of Los Angeles. You will have the opportunity to to look at the problems facing the world and ask “why ?” And, “what can I do to make a difference?”
A Place Called Home is a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world.
GRID Alternatives is a nonprofit organization that brings the benefits of solar technology to communities that would not otherwise have access, providing needed savings for families, preparing workers for jobs in the fast-growing solar industry, and helping clean our environment.
NCJW is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.
Green Dot Public Schools’ mission is to help transform public education so ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Green Dot is fulfilling this mission by running high-achieving public charter schools that are focused on graduating students and fully preparing them for college. In addition, Green Dot is dedicated to helping parents organize and demand more of their neighborhood schools.
Inner City Arts, provides access to the arts and the endless possibilities they offer. Creating a bridge between the studio and the classroom, Inner-City Arts’ unique approach to arts education measurably improves academic and personal outcomes for children and youth, including those students with Limited English Proficiency who are at risk of academic failure.
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