What We Do
PopUp for Change, a program of the 14th Street Y, brings teens together to transform urban spaces into vibrant PopUp food trucks, supper clubs and fashion boutiques that tackle issues of social justice. Engaging with design thinking and Jewish values of social justice, our teens explore, listen, and respond to the needs of the community to make real change in the world.
In 2015, our teens worked with residents of a low income housing development and local farmers to create and operate a PopUp food truck - bringing healthy food options to the community. In 2016, our PopUp Supper Club offered a unique series of dinner gatherings to shake up the daily routine and address the specific needs of vulnerable senior citizens at the Sirovich Center. Read more about us in Tablet Magazine.
This summer, join us to create our next PopUp for Change project. The program will run August 21st - September 1st, 2017 with an overnight on August 25th.
Who We Are
How We Do It
At PopUp for Change teens tackle issues of social justice using design thinking—an approach to problem solving that promotes empathy and applies an iterative approach to generating creative solutions.
FREE POPUP WORKSHOPS
Come make change with us now! Join our upcoming mini PopUp Supper Club at the Sirovich Center for Older Adults on Monday, January 3oth, from 1-7pm.
Learn the basics of design thinking, connect with seniors and make a difference in people’s lives. Participation is free and qualifies for service learning credit.
How to apply
Application for summer 2017 is now open. High school students entering 9th-12th grade in Fall 2017 are eligible to apply.
The program will run August 21st - September 1st, 2017 with an overnight on August 25th. The cost of the program is $1,000. Scholarship are available, and we offer work-study options for staff applicants of New Country Day Camp. Participation in the program qualifies for service learning credit.
Completing your application will take approximately 30 minutes, and you cannot save your progress, so be sure to have enough uninterrupted time before you begin. Please allow for up to two weeks for review of your application. A minimum deposit of $150 will be due upon acceptance, and the remaining payment will be due by June 23rd, 2017. For questions, contact us directly at 646.395.4299 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.