Case Study

Repair The World

Repair the World was founded in 2009 to make meaningful service a defining element of American Jewish life. Repair mobilizes tens of thousands of young Jews to volunteer in tackling pressing local needs each year, and Repair equips communities and partners to do the same. These volunteers help transform neighborhoods, cities, and lives through meaningful service experiences rooted in Jewish values, learning, and history.

Repair the World’s signature program, Repair the World Communities, engages young adults in social change around education and food justice in neighborhoods in Atlanta, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Detroit, Harlem, Miami, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. In most communities, a City Director supports a cohort of fellows (ages 21-26) who make a year-long service commitment to Repair the World. During this year, Repair’s fellows work closely with local nonprofits to create authentic and impactful volunteering and education opportunities—and they use peer-to-peer outreach and recruitment to engage thousands of other young adults in volunteering and learning.

The organization needed a new user experience for its resource library section. The sub-site will live within its main site yet offering a distinctive UX and UI. The challenge was to optimized the search functionality and to present the vast array of relevant documents that the organization has created and curated about effective practices in Jewish Service-Learning and volunteerism. Features like tagging, related documents, categories and social sharing were implemented to help with the discovery and dissemination of the documents.

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