Working for a happier world.
Benjamin tries to help out wherever he can, and encourages you to do so, as well.
Benjamin recently co-led the Reverse Hunger Illinois in-district advocacy team as a volunteer for American Jewish World Service, alongside Karen Muchin. The initiative is aimed to address the root issues of world hunger right here at home. Benjamin's efforts were targeted to the U.S. Senate while the Agriculture Subcommittee was in the process of drafting the new bill.
Benjamin directed communications for A Safe Haven, which provides a holistic path to self-sufficiency from homelessness for individuals, families, and veterans in crisis, including housing, health care, education, and job training and placement.
Benjamin co-founded and presided over Environmental Campus Outreach at Hillel, an organization dedicated to the deep cultural connection between Judaism and the environment. ECO conducted fun and educational programming, as well as making real contributions to sustainability at Northwestern, including recycling over 2000 pounds of ink cartridges and batteries since 2008.
Fairgrounds Park 3-on-3 Tournament and Community Fair
Benjamin has been with the Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament and Community Fair, serving the underdeveloped North Side of the city of St. Louis, every summer since its first year as a not-for-profit organization in 2007. He has spearheaded the organization's publicity, including fliers, T-shirts, and print advertisements, as well as drafting statements and media advisories.
Community development Cuba and Guatemala - 2010
Benjamin participated in international development missions to Cuba and Guatemala in 2010.