LIFE Program
Social Change & Leadership Development
In Israel and India

Our Partners

B’Tzedek


B’Tzedek aims to provide Israel with a leadership of thoughtful and pro-active citizens from all sectors of society. They will work with and for the marginalized, at-risk and resource poor through individual and joint action that creates change. They will strengthen the work of organizations, create social innovation and influence social policy. The core of this program is an unparalleled combination of hands-on involvement, leadership development and values education, all based on participants’ experience and a holistic learning model. Deeply rooted in Jewish and contemporary teachings, it is culturally sensitive when working with non-Jewish populations.

Topaz
     
Founded in 2000, Topaz - for the Well-Being of Children and Youth is an Israeli registered non-profit association that aspires to improve the life quality of children, youth, their families and their communities. To achieve this goal, Topaz acts as an incubator for community-based, socio-educational programs that develop innovative approaches to addressing endemic social problems. Topaz offers a unique framework that enables social entrepreneurs with vision to realize their dream in a supportive environment.

In addition to B’Tzedek, Topaz provides legal, financial and knowledge infrastructure and support to several other initiatives: Muzot, an arts high-school for children at risk in Tel Aviv-Yafo; Avante Guard, a holistic youth center in Atlit; The Israeli Centre for Philosophy in Education – ‘Philosophy for Life’, an initiative piloting work teaching children to engage in thoughtful enquiry as part of life, and others at earlier stages of development.


MASA Israel Journey


MASA enables young Jews (18 to 30) from around the world to build a lasting relationship with Israel, strengthen their Jewish identity, and gain meaningful and beneficial experiences by participating in a long-term program in Israel.

MASA provides young Jewish adults with connections to programs, grants and scholarships towards program fees, as well as support, activities, workshops and resources while here in Israel. 

MASA helps programs raise their level of accountability and service in order to ensure programs provide participants with quality experiences, skills, and knowledge in order to benefit their future as well as to strengthen the next generation of the Jewish people.


Repair the World



Our work focuses on mobilizing Jews of all ages and backgrounds to serve with integrity and authenticity, ensuring that we leave the world a better place. We work with existing and emerging organizations — Jewish and secular — and with American Jews — engaged in the community and not — to develop high-quality service opportunities and build an inspired Jewish community engaged in service.

We’re focused not just on bringing more people into service, but also on making the service more meaningful with long-lasting results. By providing more — and better — opportunities to serve, we aim to unite American Jews in this shared value.



Brit Olam, Israeli-Jewish International Volunteer Movement


Our mission is to promote a global community of Israeli and Jewish volunteers and social entrepreneurs who would contribute to the well being of developing communities, drawing on Israel’s exceptional history of over 60 years of ingenuity and achievement in the fields of social and cultural integration, educational achievements, economic growth and democracy.






AMPAS


APMAS originated in 2001 out of a need for an institution which provides Capacity Building for both primary and secondary stakeholders and which ensures quality promotion and management in SHG institutions. Since inception, APMAS has been actively supported by the government, Banks, NGOs and Community Based Organizations. APMAS is registered as a Non-Governmental public society and stands under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 1976. APMAS quickly established itself as a unique, credible, and pioneering support organization in the field of SHG promotion. APMAS is a professionally managed organization with a devoted governing board and dedicated staff. The Board of APMAS consists of 21 representatives from the government, NGOs, Financial Institutions and Banks, Academic Institutions, SHG Federations, and Eminent individuals.

Health Management and Research Institute

HMRI - a non-profit organization, supported by Piramal Healthcare, has a strong will to take healthcare mechanism to the last mile and reach out to the remotest parts by logging in to interactive and innovative forms of Information Communication and Technologies (ICT).

HMRI's sole objective is to provide result-oriented health services through IT solutions to policy makers, government and private healthcare providers, besides teaching and training institutions.

HMRI has signed MoUs with the Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Assam, on public-private partnership (PPP) mode, to enhance healthcare delivery systems in their respective states.

Aide en Action

Aide et Action is a development non-profit organization that seeks to further the cause of "Education for all", especially primary education, for vulnerable populations whose fundamental right to education is not respected or is in jeopardy. Aide et Action is engaged in contexts that it considers necessary and relevant, including with migrating populations or those facing crisis or emergency situations. To this end, public awareness is promoted, in particular through sponsorship which promotes cultural exchange and awareness between people. Aide et Action contributes to fostering a broad movement for education and acts upon different issues influencing the education sector.

Venkatarangaiya Foundation (M.V.F.)



M.V.F. seeks to address the rights of the entire universe of children- both in school and out of school- in the 5-14 years age group in its area of operation. This approach deems all children out of school as child labor and understands that being out of school is intrinsically hazardous to their growth and well-being. MV Foundation also ensures that every child attending school does so without any disruption until she reaches class 10 since there is no guarantee that the child does not get pushed out of school to join the labour force again.

M.V.F.'s approach has the twin responsibility of organizing community for public action and pressure on the system to deliver services. Simultaneously, it seeks to prepare the concerned public institutions to take care of children and their education in formal schools.

M.V.F. also understands the need to engage with policy makers to bring about systemic changes to address the needs of the first generation learners, older children rejoining schools after a long absence, released child laborers and girls who have sought education by stepping out of marriages and other forms of violation of their rights.

Byrraju Foundation


The Foundation seeks to build progressive self-reliant rural communities - adopting a holistic approach - by providing services in healthcare, environment, sanitation, primary education, adult literacy and skills development. The Foundation currently works in 200 villages in 6 districts of Andhra Pradesh - East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Ranga Reddy and Visakhapatnam - positively transforming the lives of nearly 3 million people.