Congratulations to the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island (JCDSRI) which has received a prestigious three-year Signature Grant from the Covenant Foundation. It will be used to fund a new initiative to help graduates (and other teens in the community) stay connected to Jewish learning and life as they enter into the world of middle school – and beyond.
This highly-competitive grant sees hundreds of organizations apply every year, although only a few are chosen. The Foundation explains its goal is to support “those with the creativity and passion to be catalysts for change and innovation in Jewish education [and to provide them with] recognition and support.” JCDSRI says it is proud to be recognized as a change-maker in the landscape of Jewish education.
The Tikkun By Design Program will expand to include all students in preK through fifth grade and a supplementary program for post B’nai Mitzvah students will be designed with this funding.
Tikkun By Design Director, Tiferet Rose, is in the process of designing a Jewish educational experience that will engage young people in Jewish learning, connect them to the JCDSRI community, and utilize the 21st century skills of design thinking and problem solving. The program will be designed this spring, to begin with a full launch in the fall of 2018.