Jewish Student Connection Expansion

December 12th, 2012

Jewish Student Connection (JSC) aims to serve as a catalyst for Jewish teens to take ownership of their Jewish future by creating in-school educational experiences for teens in public and private schools. JSC’s student-run clubs provide opportunities for teens to build community with fellow Jewish students, learn about Jewish history and Israel, and gain access to the Jewish community outside their high school. Three national and regional funders engaged BTW informing change (BTW) to assess the programmatic and organizational growth of JSC’s program in four regions (i.e., Chicago, South Florida, Westchester/Connecticut and Denver) from 2010 through 2012.

This evaluation presents findings from two evaluation questions:

  1. How and to what extent has JSC enhanced participants’ understanding of what it means to them to be Jewish, developed their connection to Israel and engaged them in the greater Jewish community?
  2. To what extent is JSC reaching Jewish teens, and what are the characteristics of those teens?

Jewish Student Connection 2011-2012 Evaluation Findings
Jewish Student Connection Expansion: 2010-2011 Evaluation Findings
Jewish Student Connection Expansion Grant Information