The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation has announced that its Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation (OJCYF) awarded a total of $29,000 at their last allocation meeting. These funds were raised by the youth at their annual benefit dinner, Compassion in Action, in April. This year, 28 students comprising two groups participated in the program that gives teens hands-on experience in researching nonprofit organizations, assessing their needs, … [Read more...] about Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation Annouces Awards
“First they came for the communists, And I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for me, And there was no one left to speak out for me.” This famous statement by Pastor Martin Niemoller is too often overlooked. When proper attention … [Read more...] about Never Again: A Teen Takes Action to Honor These Words
from The New York Times: Charity Goes Mobile to Appeal to Young ... The messages went to teenagers who were more or less “defunct,” meaning that her organization, Do Something, had not heard from them in some time. For this appeal via text, some 20 percent returned to the fold in nine minutes. “It was nuts,” Ms. Lublin said. Right then and there, she decided Do Something, a national nonprofit group that works to involve teenagers in … [Read more...] about Reaching Teens Through Technology
The Helen Diller Family Foundation and the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco announced today that the 2011 International Diller Teen Fellows North American Seminar is now underway in eight cities across the U.S. and Canada. The seminar brings together some of the best and brightest Jewish teens from around the world to collaborate in an unparalleled community service and leadership development initiative. The Seminar, part of a … [Read more...] about Israeli Teens Welcomed in 8 N.A. Communities for Service and Leadership Development
from The Nonprofit Quarterly: Teens in Philanthropy Young people are getting more involved in higher-end philanthropic decision-making ... The story goes on to talk about one of a number of such efforts NPQ has heard about lately, a six month program that engages teens and a reflection process as preparation for their own giving in the future. This program, run by the Jewish Community Foundation is located in the Bay Area. Last year … [Read more...] about SF Bay Area Teens Raise $177k.