Wexner Service Corps
A Year-Long Service-Learning Program for HS Students
The application for 2018-2019 will open soon!
Designed to inspire and unite Columbus-area Jewish teens to engage in service learning, The Wexner Foundation invites students currently in 10th and 11th grade (those going into 11th and 12th grades in the 2018-2019 academic year) to apply for participation in the Wexner Service Corps (WSC), beginning with a trip to Houston (June 3-8, 2018), followed by year-round service in Columbus.
This year the Wexner Service Corps will visit Houston June 3-8, 2018. In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey inflicted unprecedented damage to Houston and southeast Texas. Texas Governor Greg Abbott estimated damage from Hurricane Harvey at $150 billion to $180 billion. Harvey was named the most powerful hurricane to hit the US since 2005, superseding Hurricane Sandy.
In a year filled with natural disasters in Houston, Puerto Rico, and California, among others, it is important that we demonstrate our commitment to helping repair, renew and rebuild. Houston has a long road ahead until it achieves full recovery from the storm, but through our work on the ground with local partners, we hope to make a small difference for families and neighborhoods who experienced the worst of the damage. In addition to the service work, the group will be guided through a sophisticated and intensive curriculum relating their work to Jewish thought and texts. Through the generosity of Leslie and Abigail Wexner and The Wexner Foundation, all expenses will be paid.
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