Hebrew Union College, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Yeshiva University Education Initiative

September 11th, 2012

The Education Initiative is a $45 million grant program designed to increase the number, quality, and type of programs and support available to students who enter and graduate from three premier Jewish education institutions: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Yeshiva University. Launched in 2009, the Initiative has awarded $15 million to each of these institutions to expand educator preparation programs and to build their capacity to place and support currently practicing and newly trained educators. Approximately $3.5 million of each grant is designated to support and, in some cases, expand scholarships for existing degree programs. The grantees collaborate on shared priorities and program areas and will develop a plan to sustain the most successful newly developed programs after the funding ends in 2016.

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) Year 1 report provides an overview of the two-year program development phase of the Education Initiative, addressing recruitment, student experience, collaboration, and sustainability.

Education Initiative Year 1 Evaluation Report
HUC, JTS, and YU Education Initiative Grant Information