‘Generation Now Fellowship’ accepting applications
(NEW YORK) -- With the backing of a $2.1 million grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation, The Jewish Education Project is now accepting applications for the inaugural, highly selective Generation Now Fellowship for senior professionals in the teen engagement field. Applications are due February 5, 2018 by 8:00 a.m.
The inaugural cohort of 20 Generation Now Fellows will benefit from extensive personal coaching and participate in top-of-the-line leadership and professional development experiences, such as trips to Israel and the Disney Institute in Orlando.
“The Generation Now Fellowship invests in the professionals who are most likely to influence educational change and innovation in the teen landscape,” said Susan Wachsstock, Managing Director of Part-Time Jewish Education for The Jewish Education Project. “We know that impactful, outcomes-driven teen engagement requires a professional field that is deeply skilled and committed to these goals, as well as invested in the growth of the professionals within it.”
The Fellowship, which plans to introduce a second cohort in late 2018, will provide participants with opportunities to expand their thinking on Jewish education, while developing professional and leadership skills. The networks created by participants are expected to drive further innovation and partnerships in this area.
The Fellowship is designed to elevate the role of practitioners who work in this area, furthering a goal shared by the Jewish Education Project and the Jim Joseph Foundation.
“For years, The Jewish Education Project has supported and innovated Jewish teen education and engagement around the country,” says Stacie Cherner, Senior Program Officer at the Foundation. “The new Fellowship will leverage its vast expertise by further developing talented professionals with the focus, talent, and commitment The Jewish Education Project imbues in this field.”