Appleseeds Academy

Appleseeds Academy
Program Name: 
Code Blue
Grant Year: 
2016
Grant Type: 
Israel
Grant Amount: 
$120,000
Interest Area: 
Economic Development
Grant Purpose: 

Code Blue increases the employability of young adults living in peripheral cities through vocational training, hands-on experience, and employment placement.

Description: 

Founded in 2000, Appleseeds Academy works to close the digital divide (the gap between communities who have continuous, reliable access to computers and internet and those who do not) through the development and implementation of technological programs, vocational training and job placement.  It reaches 100,000 individuals per year in Israel’s poor, underserved neighborhoods in remote locations in Israel’s social and geographic periphery who lack the skills necessary to fully integrate into the economic infrastructure of the country.