The REALITY Israel Experience: An Impact Study

SuccessLinks, LLC, November 2010

REALITY (Renewal, Education, Action, Leadership, and Inspiration) Israel Experience is a unique leadership development opportunity for selected Teach For America corps members. Corps members with interests in and affiliations with the Jewish community are selected for a 10-day, all-expense-paid trip to Israel, involving tourism, exploration of the Israeli education system, self-reflection, and learning. The purpose of this study is to (1) assess the longer-term impact of the trip on the first cohort of participants (2009), and to assess the short -term impact of the trip on the second cohort (2010). This study shows that respondents from 2010 increased their knowledge in various areas and shared their plans to engage in new activities in the future. At the same time, 2009 respondents, since participating in REALITY, have engaged in new activities over the past year and have used the knowledge they gained in their personal lives and in their jobs, especially those that continue to teach. The data gathered in this study demonstrate this strength as well as REALITY’s success in achieving many of its intended outcomes.

Topic: Educators, Jewish Identification, Relationships, Israel Attachment, Israel Experience, Program Evaluation, Leadership, Service, Teachers

Funder: Center for Leadership Initiatives , Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation , Samberg Family Foundation , Teach For America

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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