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Posted September 19, 2017.
Repair the World is pleased to continue offering micro-grants to support new and long-standing Alternative Break experiences for North American young adults. Micro-grant award amounts will range from $1,000-$5,000 and will vary depending on the number of program participants, program location, emphasis on post-program engagement and other factors. Micro-grant funds may be used to support any aspect of implementing the Alternative Break (e.g. logistics, travel, participant subsidies, and pre and post-Alternative Break programming).
All applications must be received by October 30, 2017. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions the week of November 13, 2017. Programs should take place between December 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018, and programs taking place between September 1, 2017 and November 30, 2017 may be considered for funding under special circumstances.
- Programs must have a minimum of 8 participants.
- Participants should be teens, undergraduates, or post-college young adults.
- The majority of program participants should self-identify as Jewish.
- All program participants should understand that the program is rooted in Jewish values and context.
- Programs must have an immersive service component.
- Direct service activities must include contextual learning about the issue and community impacted.
- Programs should be staffed by a Jewish service learning educator OR should include interaction with guest educators if the program is participant-led.
- Applicants must be operated under the auspices of (or supported by) a 501(c)3.
- Programs must have an average of 3 hours of hands-on service per participant, per day (excluding travel days).
- Service must be done in partnership with a local not-for-profit organization (Jewish or secular).
- Service must address expressed community needs.
- Programs must have an average of 2 hours of education per participant, per day (excluding travel days).
- Education should focus on Jewish and issue-based topics woven into the program through interactive activities, discussion, and reflection.
- The non-profit partner must conduct an orientation for program participants.
- Applicants are encouraged to utilize local issue experts and speakers.
Pre- and Post-Program Activities
- Applicants are highly encouraged to host live or virtual pre-program orientation and debrief sessions with all participants.
- Applicants must commit that 75% of program participants will engage in at least one of Repair the World’s three annual campaigns in 2018.
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