Spotlight on Action

Spotlight on Action

Across the country, NCJW members and supporters take action to create progressive social change at the local and national level. These efforts result in policy changes, community development, and public awareness — all the while sparking personal passions and renewing individual commitment to important social issues.

Supporting the Youth of Austin Transition to Success!  

Supporting the Youth of Austin Transition to Success!

December 5, 2011 | 0 comments

Transitions to Success is the newest of NCJW Austin Section’s vital community service projects. Two years ago we embarked on a journey to identify a need in the services offered in the Austin community and to build a new effort addressing that need. The culmination of this two-year effort is the “Transitions to Success” project, which provides much-needed volunteer support for youth residing at LifeWorks, more specifically, those in the Transitional Living Program (TLP).

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Supporting the Darfur Refugee Community in Southern Maine  

Supporting the Darfur Refugee Community in Southern Maine

October 25, 2011 | 0 comments

In the first year of the project, we hosted four pot luck dinners at which NCJW members and their families came together with our local Darfur families to share Jewish food and food from the Darfur region. Breaking bread together helped build bridges and friendships between our two communities.

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  Standing Up for Reproductive Rights in Pittsburgh  

Standing Up for Reproductive Rights in Pittsburgh

June 2, 2011 | 0 comments

Those of us in the Pittsburgh section didn’t take recent attacks on women's reproductive health care sitting down. Instead we joined with Planned Parenthood to march and rally in downtown Pittsburgh in support of women’s health and reproductive choices, and we delivered 20,000 local signatures to Senator Bob Casey to show constituent support to keep the funding of Title X public family planning program.

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Judicious Advocacy in PA  

Judicious Advocacy in PA

The Pennsylvania Coalition for Constitutional Values
July 21, 2010 | 0 comments

The Pennsylvania Coalition for Constitutional Values (PCCV) is a diverse alliance of over 50 regional organizations who come together to work on judicial nominees. As we enter our second year of co-chairing this coalition, we're proud to have led advocacy efforts for two historical appointments to the Supreme Court.

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  Empowering Women in Essex County  

Empowering Women in Essex County

Career Quest at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW Center for Women
March 18, 2010 | 2 comments

The Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW Center for Women -- which is funded by the NCJW Essex County Section -- has been providing women, children, and families with innovative community services and programs for nearly three decades!

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