Over the past 20 years, Kvutzat Reut has been operating various projects in partnership with local community institutions and residents, in order to cultivate an atmosphere of social solidarity and cooperation toward neighborhood enhancement.
We are based in and around Jerusalem’s Gilo Aleph low income public housing project. We work to bring systemic change to the area by:
Helping local children complete 12 years of schooling and integrate into military/educational frameworks essential for socioeconomic advancement in Israel.
Partnering with local families and organizations to change the physical and communal face of the neighborhood.
To date, a generation of children has taken part in Bridges to a Better Future: our holistic set of tutoring and mentoring programs, partnering with them from preschool through high school and beyond. Volunteers work with over 550 children and teens each year to drive the following projects:
Mentoring at-risk children and teens from grades 1 to 12
In-school tutoring at four local schools
An afternoon play area for young children
Summer camp for hundreds of children during school break
Family programming for holidays and neighborhood renewal projects