Jaffa Institute

Field of Interest: 
Economic Development
Program Name: 
Welfare to Wellbeing
Grant Type: 
Organization Description: 

Established in 1982, The Jaffa Institute is a multi-service social agency that provides educational, recreational and social enrichment programs to disadvantaged children and their families.  It aims to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty in the greater Jaffa community.  The Jaffa Institute has developed 30 initiatives which include a daycare center, an educational center, a cafeteria, a limited health care facility and a center for Ethiopian and Russian immigrant families to convene and integrate into Israeli society.  These initiatives serve 4,000 Israelis annually. 

Grant Purpose: 

Welfare to Wellbeing provides 120 disadvantaged, welfare-dependent women with training to qualify for sustainable employment through the 'skills for work' program, which includes computer courses, job placement services, meetings with a social worker and tutorial sessions.