The Nadiv Story Unfolding
The Nadiv Program (Nadiv) is an innovative pilot program made possible by a partnership between the Jim Joseph Foundation and AVI CHAI Foundations and operated by The Foundation for Jewish Camp. The collaborative Nadiv partnership created six new Jewish educator positions which are shared between both Jewish summer camps and schools.
BTW documents and summarizes the story of Nadiv's development and early implementation in a set of two memos. The first memo, The Nadiv Story, Unfolding
, documents the formation and early implementation of the new Nadiv program. The second memo, Key Learnings from Nadiv's Launch
, shares successes, key learnings and offers recommendations for the program's ongoing implementation and future partnerships. These learnings will help inform the six pilot Nadiv partnerships as they move forward, and many of the lessons are relevant to institutional collaborations more broadly.
On behalf of the Jim Joseph Foundation, BTW collaborated with Rosov Consulting LLC, to conduct a body of research around teen education programs, identifying leading efforts inside and outside of the Jewish world that are engaging young people in experiences that are relevant, meaningful and ongoing.
This report offers 10 overarching observations and key themes that emerged from a scan of 21 programs, as well as from consultations and convenings with both teens and leading innovators inside and outside the Jewish world. A companion set of summaries of each teen education program included in the scan highlights each program's purpose and key activities, along with some noteworthy characteristics and qualities that could be considered when designing or implementing programs for teens and youth.
Fostering Innovation in Community Health Centers
In January 2012, 13 community health centers throughout California received one-year seed funding and support to develop innovative ideas, support out of the box thinking and test new solutions to common problems in health care. The Center for Care Innovation and Blue Shield of California Foundation engaged BTW to conduct an evaluation of this pilot program, called the Community Health Center Innovation Challenge. A short document based on the larger evaluation provides examples of grantee projects and highlights key learnings about innovation.
Community Health Center Innovation Challenge Grant Project:
West County Health Centers' Telemedicine Innovations