Brittany served as Tzedek Resident in the second cohort year of 2013-2014. Much of her work at the Center for Diversity Education focused on youth and young adult civic engagement as well as leadership development. Brittany managing a social justice curriculum for middle and high school students that partnered K-12 efforts with local Asheville artists and professionals. She also developed a project with fellow Tzedek Resident Neil Garson, creating the first official group for young Jewish adults in Asheville. Today, YAJA (Young Adult Jews of Asheville) is a thriving program at the local Jewish Community Center.
In spring of 2015 Brittany began serving as the Tzedek Mentor and Outreach Coordinator. She coordinated the mentor activities between residents and each residential supervisor, and also implemented national and regional advertisement of incoming resident positions for the 2015-2016 cohort year. Brittany’s most memorable experience during her own residency was having had Executive Director Deborah Miles, as a mentor. Deborah’s taught Brittany the importance of building relationships within the community. Brittany is excited to pursue a Masters in Education in fall of 2015 at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a focus on international educational leadership. She enjoys book recommendations, swimming, yoga, touring cycling, horticulture, and is a writer. She has lead five trips to Israel with the nonprofit Taglit-Birthright Israel and is a Taglit Fellow. Visit:http://brittanylenhart.com