Where are you working this year?
Once a week I intern at St. André Bessette, a day shelter that provides food and clothing to people experiencing homelessness & poverty. Twice a week I volunteer at Outgrowing Hunger, a non-profit that helps empower low-income families to grow their own food through community gardens. I also work at Habitat for Humanity two days a week.
Favorite way to refer to Tivnu participants: Tivnunik
Favorite thing about living in Portland:
The feeling of uniqueness. I love the “be who you are” culture of Portland, and the embracing of weirdness.
Favorite Tivnu activity so far:
I’ve loved the community building activities with Eddy. I love when we all work together for a common goal.
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.