Schools Building Communities

As the competencies and skills required for the younger generations are changing rapidly, schools are also required to react quickly and adapt to change. However, misconceptions about the purpose and means of education still affect families and can impair the effects of school changes. Schools oriented towards innovation can find it extremely hard to change their educational programs if they don’t build a relationship with parents and the community first. By involving parents in positive and meaningful ways, school principals can create a more supportive and inclusive culture, which immediately manifests in the classroom. This, in turn, can help introduce innovative methodologies and strategies in school education. Amal Network created a toolbox of methods to create a strong and cohesive school community. Moreover, they will feel confident in practicing energy tools, and mind-body activities to promote their and their pupils’ well-being and social-emotional skills.

Donate To Israel: A Beacon of Hope for the Amal Community

In the wake of the Israeli government's significant budget cuts due to wartime exigencies and the pressing necessity for economic recovery, the Amal community—encompassing 100,000 souls—is facing an acute need for philanthropic aid. This period of adversity underscores the critical importance of bolstering the social, emotional, and financial well-being of our students, ensuring they are equipped to navigate and surmount these challenges. Anchored in the rich tapestry of Jewish traditions and fueled by the resilient spirit of Israel, our commitment to support every individual within our community remains unwavering. We are reaching out for your generous contributions to breathe life into our initiatives, aimed at reinvigorating the educational landscape and sparking a resurgence of hope and learning among our youth. Your donation to Israel is more than a gesture of support; it is a vital lifeline for the children of Amal and a testament to the collective strength and solidarity that can emerge in the face of adversity. We are immensely grateful for your solidarity and generosity, as it paves the way for a brighter, more resilient future for Israel and its next generation.

Enhancing Well-being with Calm Rooms

A calm room is a haven within schools, providing students with a dedicated space to manage their emotions, alleviate stress, and refocus outside the traditional classroom setting. It serves as a proactive measure to prevent overwhelming feelings of anger or anxiety, promoting emotional resilience and well-being among students. Recognizing the invaluable impact of calm rooms, Amal is committed to integrating them into each of its schools, fostering environments conducive to both learning and personal growth. Through philanthropic support we aim at adding to existing spaces features such as comfortable seating arrangements, soft ambient music, tranquil nature imagery, and soothing wall colors. The implementation of calming activities will equip students with valuable tools to manage their emotions effectively and cultivate a sense of inner peace. These spaces are necessary to combat the effects of the war in Gaza and the ramifications it has had on our students.

Community Engagement: Building Social and Emotional Skills

The Community Engagement Program is a comprehensive, research-based social and emotional learning program that builds a school-wide community, develops students’ social skills, and enables a transformative stance on discipline. This program promotes positive behavior through direct teaching of responsibility, empathy and cooperation, creating settings where students feel heard, known, and cared for. Students become intrinsically motivated to contribute productively to a community they feel invested in, and where they know they matter. It can be done in hospitals, in elderly homes, in rehabilitation institutions etc. The funds raised will go towards moderators and logistics.

Amal Academic Excellence Initiative: Elevating Educational Standards

The Amal Academic Advancement Program aims at supporting outstanding alumni accepted into prestigious academic programs. This initiative is crucial for their personal growth, Israeli economy, and its democratic strength. By investing in fields like medicine, technology arts and education, we secure Israel’s future prosperity in areas whose demand is in decline. Philanthropic support will enable the Amal Educational Network to offer tailored assistance, guiding students through university and towards impactful careers. This isn’t just about education; it’s about equal opportunity and shaping Israel’s future leaders. At Amal, we believe in educating minds and building resilient communities. This project aligns with our vision of empowering students to become change-makers, fostering vibrant societies. As part of the Alumni Association, this initiative will be complemented by further efforts to empower students and their communities for success.

 

Global Educators Exchange Program: Bridging Cultures Through Teaching

Amal’s teacher exchange program is a cornerstone of professional development for our educators. It offers invaluable opportunities for Amal teachers to travel abroad, engage with peers globally, and gain insights into diverse educational models and practices. By fostering international connections, we not only enrich our teachers’ skills but also enhance the educational experience for our students. Inspired by successful initiatives worldwide, our program facilitates visits to schools in countries like the UK, Germany, Canada, and the USA. Beyond invigorating their methods, the program cultivates a spirit of openness and adaptability within our schools. Ultimately, its impact extends far beyond the classroom, strengthening our educational community and enriching our schools with a global perspective on education. Join us in empowering educators, enriching our schools, and shaping a brighter future for our students through global collaboration.

 

Building Holistic Educational Communities for Israel's Future

In 2024, Israel grapples with a pressing issue: disjointed educational systems within local authorities hinder seamless transitions for students from nurseries to high schools. This gap not only impedes personal growth but also sparks crises during educational shifts. Amal Educational Network emerges as a beacon of change, ready to bridge this divide with a holistic approach. Our vision encompasses fostering collaboration among local educators, ensuring  unwavering support from infancy to graduation and beyond. To achieve this, we’ve devised a strategic plan that includes targeted investments in expert recruitment, comprehensive leadership training, and enriching international exchange programs. Through these, we aim to instill an integrative approach and cultivate a sense of unity among educators. Success will be measured by tangible shifts in leadership cohesion, enhanced system-wide collaboration, and a renewed sense of pride among educators.