Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. HillelÊenvisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. As the largest Jewish campus organization, with a network of more than 550 campuses, Hillel has the unique opportunity to engage the next generation of students at a time when they are exploring and defining who they will be in the world. Hillel is in the business of building Jewish life on campus and helping Jewish students assume their place as leaders in the community. For students, most of whom are living independently for the first time and many of whom have little or no background in Jewish life, Hillel plays an indispensable role in developing a Jewish identity and connection to the community. At the heart of the Hillel network is the Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center, supporting local Hillels to ensure that they achieve their mission, to enrich the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Recent studies of Hillel by external evaluators indicate the transformative, long-term impact Hillel has on its students during and after college. Known as "the Hillel effect," students who engage with Hillel even once are more likely to see the centrality of Jewish values in their life, have a stronger Jewish social network, more fluently engage with Jewish knowledge and ideas and increase their participation in Jewish culture. When Hillel connects with students at least 6 times, they are more likely to make a long-term commitment to Jewish life. Hillel engages with and inspires the leadership of more Jewish college students than all other endeavors combined.