Our programs go beyond a traditional volunteer or service trip, working alongside innovative partners in communities around the world to play a role in existing change mechanisms, supporting local economies and engaging in social justice efforts that are sustainable, positive and sensitive to the unique needs of different cultures.
Supplemented by a curriculum designed to address the real issues of privilege, power dynamics and inherent challenges in volunteer travel, Mitzvah Corps experiences offer teens the chance to engage in dynamic conversations, learn how to ask the right questions and understand the process and methodology behind the projects we support.
Mitzvah Corps offers a diverse menu of short-term summer programs for rising 10th-graders through college freshmen. We strive to make meaningful social justice accessible to all participants by offering programs that range in date, location, cost, length and issue focus. Participants are welcome to identify one opportunity that fits their needs, or to mix and match multiple programs for a full summer of social justice around the world.