On November 10th, Shalom Corps joined a national competition for Organizations to tackle problems they viewed as important using a self-improvement mechanism that they’d create – an improvement team. The competition, held for the first time over the internet rather than being a physical meeting, hosted hundreds of different groups all eager to show their solutions and their worth.
We decided to tackle the issue of the underrepresentation of young Diaspora Jews in Jewish humanitarian service frameworks, using an improvement team. We asked the question “why do most Diaspora Jews, when faced with two identical volunteering networks, one Jewish and one not, would prefer the non-Jewish option?” and created a workflow for an internal Improvement Team, who’d be consistently overviewing the organization’s projects and methods, and frequently modifying them, if needed.
we in Shalom Corps are still proud of the effort shown by our volunteers and workers who spearheaded the project and created an incredible product for us to use.