Monthly Archives: July 2015

Senior Volunteers Served Up a Storm with Met Council

Seniors from Engage Jewish Service Corps spent the afternoon preparing lunch for Holocaust survivors at the Boro Park Y. The volunteers were members of UJA-Federation of New York’s Engage Jewish Service Corps, which connects baby boomers with opportunities to give back to the community. As survivors age, they require additional care and culturally sensitive attention.  For […]

Campers Canvas for SNAP Outreach

Campers from Camper Ramah in New England volunteered with Met Council for a day of learning and action. The volunteers participated in a SNAP (supplemental nutritional assistance program, formerly known as Food Stamps) budget simulation to demonstrate some of the challenges hungry New Yorkers face.  Following the presentation, the campers labeled nearly 300 water bottles […]

We Were Slaves Coalition Partners with UNICEF to Combat Sex Trafficking

Sex Trafficking is an epidemic with an estimated 26 million victims — more slaves than there were during the Atlantic Slave Trade in the 19th Century.  Victims come from every community, from all over the world, including American born children. Human trafficking is the second fastest growing criminal activity in the United States, where there […]

Met Council Joins Interfaith Forum on Domestic Violence

Met Council presented at the Flushing Interfaith Council on domestic violence in the Jewish and Russian-speaking communities.  The coalition came together to empower community members by educating them on the diverse available resources. Paulina Ulano, a Russia-speaking social worker in the Family Violence Department, provided tools and resources to help immigrant victims.  The panel also […]