Nora Feldhusen has spent the past year and a half growing PeerCorps Detroit, an intergenerational service learning initiative that builds bridges between Jewish teens and b’nai mitzvah students and between the Jewish community and the city of Detroit.
Originally from New York City, Nora has now called Detroit home for the past three years – and Michigan for the past nine. An alumna of the University of Michigan with a degree in organizational studies and a concentration in community development, she co-founded and operated a small breakfast and lunch counter in Ann Arbor before finding her current niche as an educator.
Nora honed her skills as a teaching assistant, after-school director, and literacy educator, before joining PeerCorps as its founding coordinator. When not engaging youth in service, Nora enjoys cooking, handstands, swimming, soccer, and informal interviews.