New Spirit

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Amount:
$195,000
Year:
2011
Field of Interest:
Economic Development
Program Name:
Internship Project
Grant Type:
Israel
Grant Website
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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Founded in 2003, New Spirit works to increase students’ connection to Jerusalem, reverse trends of negative migration of the young adult population, and keep the city of Jerusalem vibrant and prosperous. It engages in initiatives related to employment, culture, housing development, and community participation to help young adults remain and integrate into society. The organization is comprised of more than 15,000 members who are primarily students from local academic institutions.

GRANT PURPOSE

Provide more than 2,000 university students in Jerusalem with practical work experiences through internships that will facilitate their entry into Jerusalem’s job market.

In Jerusalem, we are suffering from the problem of centralization of jobs in the center of Israel and the migration of Jerusalem residents to Tel-Aviv. By investing in young minds in Jerusalem, we are building the future of the city, and trying to establish a strong economic center.

Elisheva Mazya
CEO, New Spirit