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2014 U.S. Grantees

Leadership Development for Adolescent Girls and Young Women in the Jewish Community, Ages 12-30

AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps (2012-2014)

AVODAH’s Women Leading Together (AWLT) program is a career and leadership development program for early career AVODAH alumnae that enables participants to develop a career and leadership strategy, engage in career and leadership coaching, and participate in immersive long-term small group peer coaching. Previously, the Foundation supported its efforts to provide gender lens to the educational programming that AVODAH runs for its corps members, who engage in a year of service.

Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (2014)

The Girls LEAD program is a leadership development program for female teens from the Five Towns community that develops the teens’ personal leadership skills, and strengthen their leadership abilities through consensus building, philanthropy and volunteerism as they learn about, and select, a local organization for a grant, and then provide hands-on service to the organization.

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (2014)

The Girls Give Back program educates teen girls on gender inequality, develops concrete leadership skills, and empowers young women to actively engage in the San Diego community through ongoing volunteer work and service learning projects.

UCLA Hillel (2014)

The Esther Fellowship provides leadership development training female students, poising them for leadership on campus, and helps them serve as leaders and role models for other women.


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