Launching the Hand in Hand Alumni Program!

Hand in Hand’s over 200 alumni from Jerusalem, the Galilee, and Wadi Ara are bringing what they’ve learned in their years at Hand in Hand out to the world through community service, studying, and activism.

With thanks to the Rayne Trust, we have been able to formally launch our alumni activities in 2015, which is being integrated into Hand in Hand's USAID-funded Community work. This program has taken our work with graduates to the next level, organizing meetings where alumni support one another and work together to bring the values of inclusion and civic action to the world around them.

This year there were meetings with alumni which started building the social ties within the group and understanding their needs more deeply, as well as intense dialogue about the escalation violence. In Wadi Ara, there is also a successful program for the younger alumni who are being trained to become counselors in Play for Peace, an organization that leads peace education programs, creating positive connections in the face of divisions and violence. These alumni will then go back the school to lead Play for Peace groups with the students in Wadi Ara. 

The alumni program is an essential way to build Hand in Hand communities and harness the energy and insight of the young adults who have been educated in our integrated frameworks, and nurture their connections to each other and to Hand in Hand. We are looking forward to our country-wide alumni retreat coming up in February 2016!

Read more about some of the amazing work our graduates MahmoodTamarAdan, and Ariel are doing on their campuses and communities. 



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