Solomon Young Adult Service Initiative kicks off April 1

The Karen Solomon Young Adult Service Initiative, a new program providing an opportunity for Jewish young adults to help “repair the world,” will kick off with its first event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 1.  The event, “Board Game Day at Gateway 180,” will begin with volunteers meeting at Next Dor St. Louis, 5062 Waterman Avenue in the Central West End.  Volunteers will then carpool down to Gateway 180, an emergency shelter for women and families, located at 1000 N. 19th Street. 

The April 1 project will be centered on activities with children at the shelter between the ages of 4 and 11.  Volunteers will play board games with the children, as well as participate in other activities including face painting, sports and arts and crafts. 

The April 1 event is the first in a series of volunteer opportunities for young adults at Gateway 180 as part of the Solomon Initiative. The next event, on April 29, will be a partnership with the Roffman Family Day of Service.

The Karen Solomon Young Adult Service Initiative is a project of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.  Co-sponsors of the program are the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis, the Jewish Community Center of St. Louis and Next Dor STL. To register, go to [email protected].  More information is available online at or by calling 314-442-3894.