Five years ago I barely knew what this organization did... today I am so proud to be its Executive Director. We are simply "the little engine that could..." we do so much with so little. Our committed Board of Directors really defines a working board as they serve as the staff of the organization alongside myself and just one other staff member -- who together don't even equal full time. Out highlights include: Providing nearly 14,000 Minneapolis public school students with the school supplies they need to start the year off right. Providing over 500 homeless and highly mobile students in Minneapolis with essential supplies to keep them on track and moving forward academically while also attempting to eliminate just a small amount of the constant stress they feel. Providing new books to homeless and highly mobile students who would not otherwise have a book of their own. Recognizing graduating seniors in area high schools for their contributions to world peace and cooperation. Presenting in classrooms statewide on both Israel and Judaism in a way that both engages students and conforms to curriculum guidelines. Provide hundreds of one-on-one tutoring and mentoring hours for students in one Minneapolis school along with providing assistance to staff in other areas. Providing advocacy education opportunities to the community at large related to areas of interest -- the state budget, the supreme court, the life of the ambassador, advances in healthcare, etc. Join, volunteer, donate -- just engage -- we welcome your involvement on whatever level you can offer.
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