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Wexner Service Corps

A Year-Long Service-Learning Program for HS Students

Wexner Service Corps

A Year-Long Service-Learning Program for HS Students

The application for 2018-2019 is now closed! 


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.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rabbi Michael Emerson.


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