Hannah Ferber brings to Tivnu her experience in organizing programs and projects from the public, nonprofit, and business sectors. After graduating from Macalester College with a B.A. in Mathematics, she was a Teach For America teacher in a diverse school district in East San Jose, California. During her teaching years she studied graduate-level special education while building hands-on learning experiences for her students. Following teaching, Hannah ran Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring programs across the greater Portland Metro Area, collaborating with school personnel and case managing volunteers and children. In 2008 Hannah joined a web design and marketing business and is now an account and project manager. She is also joining with other young professionals to actively explore how to build a vibrant community of 20- and 30-somethings in Portland. Hannah is excited to support Tivnu’s mission to support young people learning first hand about Jewish social justice values and becoming an active part of creating change.
Tivnu: Building Justice is optimistic that our 2020 - 21 Gap Year program will continue as planned, beginning on September 1. We are still accepting applicants, as space permits. Our staff is working remotely but with great excitement as we prepare for internships, learning, living, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest together. We will be implementing whatever modifications are needed to keep ourselves and the people we work with safe and healthy. Now, more than ever, we need to get to work, building a better world.