Evaluations

North Shore Teen Initiative

Beginning with a Planning Grant in 2007, the North Shore Teen Initiative (NSTI) has designed, developed, launched, implemented, and sustained community-based teen education and engagement in 23 towns and cities north of Boston. Summation Research conducted an initial evaluation of NTSI, including a review of the program's scope and content, and interviews with seven North Shore Jewish community leaders who provided an "on-the-ground" perspective regarding NSTI's impact and effectiveness.

Overall, Summation Research found the scope and diversity of NSTI programming to be impressive, while community leaders had extremely favorable perceptions of the NSTI initiative and its leadership. These leaders were consistent in their sentiment that NSTI has become a leading force of "blossoming Jewish activity" in the North Shore, and that it has largely succeeded in building strong relationships with congregations and other local organizations.

North Shore Teen Initiative Evaluation - September, 2011

North Shore Teen Initiative Grant Information

The Jim Joseph Foundation invests in promising Jewish education grant initiatives. We partner with effective organizations that seek to inspire young people to discover the joy of living vibrant Jewish lives.