PresenTense Group and The Covenant Foundation are excited to announce a new program offering in North America, The PresenTense Community Hackathon, in celebration of the Covenant Foundation’s upcoming 25th anniversary. In 2016-17 the Community Hackathon will launch in three mid-size Jewish communities, with plans to expand its reach in future years. The goal of the Community Hackathon is to galvanize a local community in identifying a key … [Read more...] about Announcing: The PresenTense Community Hackathon
Even well-intentioned plans by well-meaning professionals and lay leaders will be doomed to fail if the process does not affirm the needs and priorities of those off the grid. By Rabbi Joshua Rabin and Emily Winograd Last year, a provocative editorial appeared in The Washington Post entitled, Want Millennials Back in the Pews? Stop Trying to Make Church 'Cool.' Rachel Held Evans argues that many churches incorrectly assume that … [Read more...] about What Do You Do With An Idea? Customer Empathy in an Age of Anxiety
In partnership with Putney Student Travel, PresenTense will be running a 15-day trip to Costa Rica for North American high school students focused on integrating social entrepreneurship tools with Jewish values to address core social problems in the local community. Apply today. PresenTense Costa Rica is part of The New York Teen Initiative, which is jointly funded by UJA-Federation of New York and the Jim Joseph Foundation. The Jewish … [Read more...] about PresenTense Costa Rica is Launching this Summer!
By Naomi Korb Weiss and Guy Spigelman A touch-free smartphone controlled by eye movements, designed for people who have limited use of their hands. University students donating unused meal points to their food insecure community. A plan to bring a local eruv online by digitizing the checking process, designed by a Colorado teen. A cupcake bakery launched by two Bedouin women in the Negev. A networking and empowerment forum for … [Read more...] about Leaders of the PresenTense: Launching Our 2015-16 Accelerators
By Ziv Azmanov An important part of my time is invested in a great program called A3i. This is the world’s first startup accelerator that is solely dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities. The purpose of A3i is to encourage and assist entrepreneurs to realize their ideas that aim to solve problems, and address the important needs of people with disabilities. The goal is to create a more inclusive society where people … [Read more...] about Fighting for Independence