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The Community Center aimed to craft a program focused on Jewish culture but open to, and inclusive of, its multi-ethnic and multi-religious population, including many interfaith families.
A pilot, semester-long program, in partnership with three Jewish organizations, each experienced in working with diverse populations in three content areas (respectively): multicultural education, farming and environmental stewardship, and fine arts
• Conducted interviews and focus groups with a cross-section of community parents to learn about family needs and interests.
• Identified and vetted a short list of prospective partner organizations that could deliver exciting, child-centered experiential activities.
• Developed a program model, learning goals, teacher position description, and parent evaluation survey.
• Coached the Community Center’s afterschool coordinator throughout program implementation.