Amutat Kaima

Amount: 
$230,000
Year: 
2018
Field of Interest: 
Economic Development
Program Name: 
Employment as Education
Grant Type: 
Israel
Organization Description: 

Founded in 2013, Amutat Kaima works to improve the lives of at-risk youth (ages 15 to 18) who have dropped out of high school or on the cusp of doing so, through a multifaceted approach including organic farming, leadership development, vocational education, and community activities. With four independent farms across Israel’s geographic periphery, at-risk youth earn a salary while simultaneously learning the fundamentals of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), organic farming, environmental stewardship, social entrepreneurship, and teamwork. Since its founding, Amutat Kaima has served 400 individuals, encouraging them to make good personal choices, secure work experience, and contribute to the community at large.

Grant Purpose: 

Employment as Education  provides hands-on agricultural training and comprehensive workforce development to at-risk youth, empowering participants to reach their full potential and become productive members of Israeli society.

This grant is a game-changer for our alternative education network for Israeli youth who have dropped out of school. The generous support of the Jewish Community Foundation will see us into the next decade as we provide young people with the personal skills and vocational literacy needed to enter adulthood.

Yoni Yefet Reich
Co-founder & CEO, Amutat Kaima