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Abraham's Vision

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Civil Rights, Education, International

Address:

3571 Highland Ave. Redwood City CA 94062 USA

Mission:

Abraham’s Vision is a conflict transformation organization that explores group and individual identities through experiential and political education. Examining social relations within and between the Jewish, Muslim, Israeli, and Palestinian communities, we empower participants to practice just alternatives to the status quo.

Results:

Each year Abraham’s Vision continues to advance its mission of empowering young people to practice and explore just alternatives to the status quo. Through our Vision and Unity programs we have seen a real change for the better. In particular, the Unity Program has enjoyed great success in the past year. In three school years we have graduated 79 Muslim and Jewish students! We also recently expanded our reach through four new educational institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area, reaching an additional forty students and their families. In addition, we successfully launched our third annual Vision Program in June 2008, taking 22 Jewish and Palestinian university students to the Balkans on our groundbreaking comparative conflict program, taking the number of Vision Program participants to 58.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

60 Unity Program Participants and 22 Vision Program Participants

Geographic areas served:

SF Bay Area, New York Region and nationwide

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415-839-6889
http://www.abrahamsvision.org/

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

They do an unbelievable job at making programs available for youth, through assisting in funding each students' experience with the types of programs they provide.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way that students are being active on their own campuses.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Run an education program that traveled to various college campuses, doing dialogue work.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the support and encouragement.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Absolutely incredible. The staff is extremely supportive with everything that the students do during and after the program.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Give every Jew and Palestinian the opportunity to do what I did.

Ways to make it better...

during the Balkans trip we would have done more comparative research.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding?

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

AV is a great organization that is committed to bringing together Jews and Palestinians to meet each other, to learn about each other's narratives, and to understand the role we can have in encouraging peace in Israel/Palestine. We learned in the Balkans about the conflicts that occurred there in the 1990's and about the rifts that exist in their society that in many ways mirror those that exist in Israel/Palestine. Abraham's Vision hires competent facilitators and does everything it can to promote learning and exploring of each participant's beliefs. The Vision Program that I was part of is excellent because it doesn't solely consist of a 4-week summer program-- it is a year-long fellowship with two retreats during the year that allows fellows to continue to reach out to each other. My views have changed about Israel, Palestinians, and about what change is possible when you have an open mind.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my behavior and that of my fellow participants who have gone on to tell our friends and home communities about our new experiences and to question the dominant discourse and think about issues of justice.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

experienced, thoughtful, kind, talented, and worked hard to meet the needs of participants.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the dynamic around the world in how Jews and Palestinians view each other

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-7-01

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