Olim Beyahad: Rising Up Together

Olim Beyahad: Rising Up Together
Program Name: 
Employment, Empowerment, and Leadership for Ethiopian Israeli University Graduates and Students Program
Grant Year: 
2014
Grant Type: 
Israel
Grant Amount: 
$144,000
Interest Area: 
Economic Development
Grant Purpose: 

The Employment, Empowerment, and Leadership for Ethiopian Israeli University Graduates and Students Program provides pre-employment preparation, job search, placement and integration services, mentors,  leadership training, and additional programs to 80-100 new Ethiopian Israeli university graduates and students, as well as continued services to 650 current students over  three years.

Description: 

Founded in 2007, Olim Beyahad: Rising Up Together was established with the aim of increasing the employment rate among Ethiopian Israeli university graduates by affording them the opportunity to gain respectable jobs at the forefront of Israel’s workforce. Olim Beyahad's programs (including entrepreneur development, internship placement and preparatory courses) are based on the rationale that by successfully integrating participants in leading jobs, individuals will serve as role models for the entire Ethiopian Israeli community and larger Israeli society. This is done in the effort to eliminate Israeli society's prejudices against the Ethiopian sector and bring an end to the sector's unemployment and poverty.