BJE is the proud recipient of a four-year Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles to establish Project EnAble, a centralized resource for children with special needs.
The goal of Project EnAble is to offer reduced-cost services for students with mild to moderate learning needs in Jewish elementary schools, coordination - on a flexible basis - of access to these services, and integrated professional development workshops within the schools to support the clinical and educational work being done.
Implementation of the program is scheduled for August 2017, following a one year development period. The pilot year will begin with a group of four schools and four additional schools will be added each of the following years. By the end of the grant period, it is projected that 50% of the community's elementary Jewish day schools will be part of the program.
Betty Winn, Director of BJE's Center for Excellence in Day School Education stated:
"Accommodating the needs of all learners is a goal to which BJE and its affiliated schools aspire. Project EnAble will create a mechanism for providing needed services for students at reduced costs within the context of the school, making it possible for more students and families to consider and remain in Jewish day schools."
For further information about Project EnAble, please contact Betty Winn | 323.761.8636