Where are you working this year?
I start off the week at St. Andre Bessette in downtown Portland. On Tuesday mornings I work at Urban Gleaners and then join the construction crew on site. Wednesday through Friday I’m also at the construction site. Sometimes we work at Habitat for Humanity, sometimes we’re at Hazelnut Grove, and for awhile we worked on flooring at The Rosewood Initiative.
Favorite way to refer to Tivnu participants:
Favorite thing about living in Portland:
The food carts. My favorite is Tito’s on Mississippi Ave near The ReBuilding Center.
Favorite Tivnu activity so far:
I loved going to Mount Hood with everyone. It was really low-key and relaxing. It was amazing to sit in the hot tub as it snowed around us.
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.