JUN 1, 2014
Hillel International is awarded a grant up to $2,000,000 to build on the SJE/CEI model. Over the next several years Hillel will evolve and expand so that more than 100 colleges benefit from the talents of a Jewish educator who is trained in the SJE methodology and a networked approach to engagement. In some instances, SJE/CEI will look exactly as the pilot models. In other instances, it will be a “lighter-touch” version that remains true to the initiative’s strategy and core goals. These efforts are expected to impact nearly 200,000 Jewish students. The grant also includes the development of a comprehensive business plan and efforts that are part of Hillel’s three pillars for future growth of the organization – Excellence on Campus: Supporting and Measuring Quality; Excellence in Recruiting and Developing Talent; and Excellence in Resource Development.
The Foundation awards two more grants as part of its Jewish Teen Education Funder Collaborative:
A teen initiative grant up to $2,256,015 over four years is awarded to Rose Community Foundation to design and implement a robust community-based Jewish teen education and engagement initiative in Denver, CO to deepen Jewish learning experiences and to increase the number of Denver teens engaged in them.
A teen initiative grant up to $4,403,119 over four years is awarded to UJA Federation— New York to support a community-based Jewish teen education and engagement initiative to increase the number of Jewish teens from the New York area participating in meaningful immersive or ongoing Jewish learning experiences during the summer months. These experiences also will include a year-round follow-up plan for engaging teen participants.