As the incidents of bullying, bigotry, and name-calling in schools have drastically increased in recent years, ADL recognizes that getting students involved in being part of the solution can create positive change in school environments.
This annual conference brings together more than 500 students from 65 schools throughout Eastern PA, NJ and Delaware to participate in hands on workshops and engage in dialogue about difference, the challenges and opportunities diversity brings, and how they can make their schools and communities more inclusive places for all. They return to their schools with practical skills to become leaders and agents of change.
The ADL is the leading provider of anti-bias education and diversity training programs that help create and sustain inclusive school, community and work environments.
The Foundation is committed to investing in young people today to create more harmonious schools and communities tomorrow.
Our differences bring us together at ADL's annual Walk Against Hate. People from all backgrounds, cultures and beliefs share the spirit in support of equality and inclusion.
Each year thousands of school students, families, neighbors, business leaders, community activists of all generations from across the region celebrate diversity and challenge bigotry by participating in this family fun event, starting at the Naval Yard.
One hundred percent of the money raised at The Walk goes to diversity education, protecting against extremism, and advocating for a better world. Over $2,800,000 has been raised by Walk Against Hate since 2011 - all helping to advance the ADL's mission to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Over 10,000 walkers have joined us locally over the years.
Carole Landis Foundation underwrote the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) program at Cherry Hill High School West (Cherry Hill, NJ) for the 2016-17 school year. This ADL initiative provides schools with an organizational framework for combating bias, bullying, and hate - including cyber-hate.
This program involves the ADL working directly with students, teachers, administrators, and family members to deliver in-depth training, and further the goals of reducing bias and bullying while increasing the appreciation for diversity.
Cherry Hill High School West is one of six schools throughout the country to participate in this new national pilot program that was launched this academic year. Cherry Hill H.S. West was chosen because of its three years of exemplary participation in previous No Place For Hate Programs. Students participate in peer training, and they hold anti-bias workshops with their peers. Finally, as members of a No Place For Hate Committee, students identify (through school-wide surveys) and discuss their own school-based issues and develop their own plan to solve them. They choose three school-wide programs that educate and encourage a more inclusive school environment, building a community of respect.
Since its inception in 1999, No Place For Hate has directly reached over 3.5 million people, and is currently active in 1,500 schools, communities, and police departments nationwide.
The Carole Landis Foundation has partnered for the second year with the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute) to support this program.
The Clinical Fellow partners with the Salvation Army's New Day To Stop Trafficking Drop In Center. She provides direct advocacy for prostituted victims, including working with the Defenders Association and/or serving as the victims' criminal defense attorney, as well as working with judges in restorative justice programs that benefit the victim.
The CSE Institute works with local and national legislators to improve the legal system's response to commercial sexual exploitation. One example is "Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act of 2017" (SESTA). And Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA). These acts aim to cut through the shield of immunity by imposing liability on entities who "knowingly advertise" or "knowingly profit off third party posting ads" on their websites, selling victims of trafficking for sex. Law enforcement has repeatedly tried to shut down Backpage.com - the most expansive advertiser, but they are unsuccessful because of this loophole, and Backpage.com had continued to flourish.
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Based in Ashford, Connecticut, the camp is dedicated to providing "a different kind of healing" to seriously ill children and their families throughout the Northeast, free of charge.
In 2015, The Foundation sponsored one adolescent camper for the new program "Hero's Journey" (a wilderness-based experiential education program designed to promote life skills and confidence through trust-building and adventure).
This committee is the arm of JFGP that provides a safety net of support, providing basic necessities of living, primarily nutritious food, medicine and shelter to meet the needs of vulnerable community members in Greater Philadelphia, in Israel, and Overseas "hot spots" (recently Ukraine; France). Provides emergency food assistance, home delivered meals, congregate meals, food pantries for 15,000 individuals - medically frail and at-risk elders, low income individuals - in our local Jewish community.
Provides grants, case management and coordinates support services from other local Jewish organizations that provide community services to adults living with developmental disabilities, brain injury, autism, and mental illness.
Holocaust Survivors - 1,234 survivors locally receive services of housing, medical assistance and food assistance. In Israel, Holocaust survivors receive JFGP funding through Aid For Life, a program addressing survivors' nutrition, medical, and financial needs.
This commission addresses Israel's vulnerable population and those Jews living in other global communities by providing hunger relief for 200,000 who are struggling with food insecurity in Israel and social services funding for 550 of Israel's disadvantaged youth who are homeless and live on the streets.
The media of film is one way of preserving and sharing Jewish values. The mission of the Film Fest is to celebrate Jewish values, culture and history through this lens.
Delaware Valley residents gather to view films at numerous theater venues throughout the Philadelphia area, and participate in programs that educate and provide inspiration. They engage in dialogue with the producers (Skype or in person) and local experts/historians on the topics, celebrate diversity of our culture and heritage (and other cultures that intersect ours) and learn how to be positive agents of change in our society.
Philadelphia is America's poorest major city, where 26% of the population lives at or below the poverty line. One in four people in the Philadelphia area face hunger - making it a crisis in our community.
Philabundance is Delaware Valley's largest hunger-relief agency, acquiring, rescuing and distributing food to 90,000 weekly in nine counties of PA and NJ. Children represent 30% of the people Philabundance serves; 16% are seniors.
Others who seek food assistance include people with disabilities, veterans, single parents, students, and working-class families.
CLFSA contribution supports emergency aid, including monthly stipends; personal emergency response systems for frail elderly; and the pharmacy stipend program.
Red Nose Day's mission is to lift kids around the world out of poverty. A two-hour prime-time television event, it brings together the biggest stars, to raise funds to keep children and young people safe, healthy and educated. 50% of the $31.5 million raised this year helped the one of five children here in the U.S. living in poverty. The other half is spent in some of the poorest communities in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
The Foundation’s donation provided:
The Foundation is a sponsor of "Camp Week at CHOP," where for one week in July, Camp and all the regalia and fanfare come to the hospital and clinical setting. The Camp's Outreach Specialists collaborate with hospital staff and volunteers to bring the playful spirit of camp and transport it to 500 kids' bedsides and playrooms on every unit, to help restore joy and laughter to these youngsters lives. During a time laden with fear, stress, and uncertainty in their young lives, these children get to do what normal kids do in the summer.
Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) is a free 14-week culinary vocational training program that enrolls 80-100 low to no-income adults annually. Through job training, life skills development and ongoing support after graduation, PCK prepares adults to enter the workforce.
Cooks-in-training help prepare some of the 250,000 high quality nutritious meals annually for community members in need. 80% of graduates secure paid jobs in the food service industry, such as schools, day care and senior programs, and nursing homes. In addition to gaining new self-worth, pride and opportunities for self-responsibility and dependability, the graduates are able to give back to the community that helped them in their time of need.
The Foundation is co-sponsoring one trainee in the fall, 2019 culinary vocational training class.