Each year, Avodah Corps Members ("avodah" means "work" or "service" in Hebrew), 24 post-college young adults, may well discover their life’s work. During their year of service, they work at local anti-poverty organizations and participate in intensive educational programs, from trainings in activist skills to workshops on urban poverty. Here in the District, where one-fifth of residents experience poverty, this couldn't be more important: Corps Members expand the reach of the organizations they serve while strengthening their own resolve to work for social change throughout their lives. Since its inception in 2002, 360 young people have served some 400,000 DC residents struggling with poverty and systemic injustice and added more than $7 million in staff capacity to 58 local nonprofits. 95% of Corps members affirm that Avodah strengthened their commitment to social justice work: there is, indeed, promise for the future.