A teen-led job placement program in Franklin County grounded in justice and loving-kindness.
Living Justice is a four week teen-centered summer job placement program rooted in Jewish tradition. We connect teens with local organizations in the Greenfield area that are working to undo oppressive systems and to radically build a liberatory future. The program emphasizes building relationships in the community and engaging in hands-on service. As a supported learning program, we hold cultural norms that enable each person to be “fully present, supported and nurtured” (these cultural norms are borrowed from Svara, a traditionally radical yeshiva, center for Jewish learning, that centers queer and trans Jews and Jews with disabilities).
Living Justice is open to teens of all faith backgrounds living in Franklin County. Program dates are July 20 to August 16 with an opening gathering on Tuesday July 18th and a final celebration, siyyum, on Thursday August 17. There is also an optional Shabbat gathering on Friday July 28th and an optional havdalah gathering on Saturday August 12.
Teens will work 2 days a week with two different organizations chosen from our list of partners. Teens will also meet as a Living Justice cohort on 2 Friday and 2 Monday afternoons during the program’s four weeks to integrate learning, troubleshoot questions and concerns, and to spend time together.
Living Justice provides stipends for participating teens. The stipends are $135 a week for the four weeks of the program. Expected time commitment is 8-10 hours per week.
Space in the program is limited! TO APPLY FILL OUT THE APPLICATION HERE. Priority deadline to apply is March 23, 2023 then on a rolling basis after that. Email Megan Lieff at [email protected]ld.org with any questions.
This program is supported by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and Temple Israel Greenfield.