No Small Change: Jewish Teen Philanthropic Leadership 2017 – 2018

Organizational Overview
JWF is the only Jewish grant making and advocacy organization in the Palm Beach area focused on systemic solutions to social and economic gender inequalities. We provide opportunities for women to leverage their skills and resources to improve the lives of women and girls. JWF nurtures women as leaders and is a vital voice for women and girls in our community, in Israel and around the world. JWF strives to create a more just and equitable society for all.

What is No Small Change?

No Small Change (NSC) is the first co-ed philanthropic leadership program doing strategic grant making through a gender lens. NSC brings together a group of up to 20 high school students who will learn and fundraise together and collectively decide how to award over $10,000 to local organizations doing important social justice work. This program will be both a fun and meaningful way to make an impact in our community while also earning up to 75 community service hours.

Who Should Apply?

Jewish young men and women in 9th – 12th grade who want to work together with other teens and learn about the power of thoughtful giving.

A skilled professional will facilitate group meetings and bring in guest speakers and experts for specific programs. Teens will meet once a month on Sunday afternoons from September through April, with an end of year celebration in May.

Topics include:

  • Jewish values & giving
  • Gender equality & social justice
  • Understanding philanthropy & how non-profits work
  • What is strategic grant making?
  • What is a giving circle?

Guest Speakers:

  • Jeffrey Nall,  Ph.D. is an author, speaker and interdisciplinary scholar
  • Ann Christiano, Professor – Dept of Public Relations , University of Florida

Space is limited; applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 31. Please note, there is a $118 participation fee, due upon acceptance into the program.

To view the application with details, click here. Forward to friends!

To view the Leadership Council application, open to students who have previously participated in No Small Change, click here. 

Program dates:

  • Orientation Retreat: 5pm August 25th – 12pm August 27th
  • Monthly meetings, held from 2-4:30pm:
    • September 17
    • October 8
    • November 12
    • December 10
    • January 21
    • February 11
    • March 11
    • April 8
  • Final celebration: May 6

For more information contact Erin Leibowitz at 561-275-2200 or

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