Yahel Social Change Program Fall 2017

The Yahel Social Change Program is a unique 9-month service learning experience for young adults.

Apply by: 
Jan 16, 2017

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Posted December 13, 2016


The Yahel Social Change Program is a unique 9-month service learning experience for young adults between the ages of 21 and 27. The program combines hands-on volunteer work with in-depth learning and immersion. Participants are placed in either the city of Lod or the Ramat Eliyahu neighborhood in Rishon LeZion, working with diverse communities such as the Ethiopian-Israeli, Arab-Israeli and others.The Yahel Social Change Program costs only $1,000 (including flight) for those eligible for a Masa Grant.

As a participant on this program you will:

  • Grow professionally by working in a nonprofit setting, teaching in the local schools, working with at-risk youth, working in community gardens and cultivating deep relationships with community members.
  • Explore the country and engage with Israeli social change initiatives through meetings with activists, social entrepreneurs and policy makers.
  • Live as part of a diverse local Israeli community and experience the community's culture, tradition and way of life.
  • Learn about social change and community work first hand, and contribute in a sustainable manner to these efforts through direct service.
  • Create and build a vibrant community that learns and works together, forming the basis for individual and mutual growth.

Yahel's programs use a community-based service learning model. Partnering with local organizations and initiatives allows Yahel to base the service work on local expertise and ensure that participants contribute in a meaningful way to a variety of valuable programs and organizations. This partnership provides participants with a holistic view of community development through civic engagement

This is a Masa Israel program. Participants eligible for Masa grant can pay as little as $1,000 for the 9 month program. We do accept young adults who are not eligible for Masa grants, and Jewish affiliation is not a requirement for the program.

The Early Bird Deadline is: January 16, 2017, applying by this date guarantees your first choice in city placement.

Email: [email protected] for more information

(Photo credit: Yahel  - Israel Service Learning Facebook)