Monday, January 19th S.O.S. hosted 18 volunteers from Repair the World, a group that mobilizes young Jewish adults to engage in volunteer projects in cities across the country. As part of Repair the World’s MLK Day of Service, S.O.S. Bed-Stuy staff Juan Ramos, David Grant, and Barry Wiles arranged a screening of The Interrupters, a documentary film about Violence Interrupters in Chicago whose work follows the same model as S.O.S. Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights. Staff led the group of young volunteers in a lively post-film discussion about the roots of violence and neighborhood interventions to create safer streets for all people. The volunteers were invigorated and inspired by learning about S.O.S. and hearing stories from our staff.

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