offer a number of services to youth, college students, and
recent college graduates. Below is a description of
some of the programs offered to these groups throughout the
Through a grant
from the Melvin N. & Eunice A. Miller Foundation, F·E·G·S
of New York and
Los Angeles offer the successful New Linkages Program
to college students. The program provides community
service internships for unaffiliated Jewish college students,
or those who have little Jewish background. The students are
matched with mentors for short-term (16 hour) projects that
are responsive to their educational, professional, and/or
social action interests. In this way, the students are involved
in activities in the Jewish community, and are exposed to
informal study with Jewish scholars. The Miller fellows (students)
receive a stipend of $200 upon completion of the program.
The value of this program is enormous as participants are
given the opportunity to explore career and leadership opportunities
in the Jewish community in which they live.
Cincinnati works with the Work Resource Center to provide
academic tutoring for at-risk youth. JVS provides a tutor
once a week for two hours to help a cross-section of high
school students with their homework after school.
Los Angeles offers a Jewish Community Scholarship Fund
which provides financial assistance to deserving college students.
SInce 1972 the program has awarded $2.7 million in scholarships.
Also, at JVS
Los Angeles is SAGE (Skills, Aptitude, Guidance, and Employment)
- a program available to assist Jewish youth ages 16-25 in
making a successful transition into the working world by providing
employment search skills, resume writing, interview workshops
and individualized career assessment. SAGE is sponsored
by the Newton and Rochelle Becker Foundation.