In Israel, one out of six children is defined as at risk, and one out of three lives in poverty. These rates are even higher in neighborhoods that are severely disadvantaged socio-economically.
In 2006, JDC-Ashalim initiated the “Better Together” program to improve the well-being of children and their families living in such neighborhoods.
In 2011, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute began an extensive evaluation study to examine Better Together’s success and to provide feedback for ongoing improvement. The study focused on neighborhood characteristics, program implementation, changes among the residents and neighborhoods over time, and the program’s contribution to the neighborhoods and residents.
Citing suggestion: Ben Rabi, D. Almog-Zaken, A., & Somekh, S. (2018). Creating Community Resilience to Improve the Well-being of Children and Youth in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods in Israel. Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. (Hebrew)