JVG’s New Opportunity for Social Entrepreneurs in the Field of Inclusion and DisabilitiesJune 27, 2012
Joshua Venture Group (JVG) announces the opportunity to apply to become the 2012-2014 Ruderman Fellow!
JVG seeks to support a committed, passionate social entrepreneur who has a groundbreaking idea that will shift the Jewish communal landscape through advancing inclusion and public awareness of people with disabilities.
Through this unique opportunity in partnership with the Ruderman Family Foundation, the 2012-2014 Ruderman Fellow will join JVG’s soon-to-be-launched 2012-2014 Dual Investment Program, in which emerging leaders receive over $100,000 in funding, technical support, and skills development.
Applications for the 2012-2014 Ruderman Fellow are now available, and must be submitted by 1:00pm ET on Friday, July 20th, 2012. Please follow this link to apply.
What makes a compelling project:
The mission of Joshua Venture Group is rooted in the concept of a dual investment — in visionary leaders and in groundbreaking ideas. The strength of the applicant and the potential of the idea are equally considered in our Fellow selection process.
Potential projects within the field of advancing inclusion and public awareness of people with disabilities may include:
- Innovative use of social media by and for the Jewish disability community.
- Addressing issues related to employment within the Jewish community.
- Any issue of importance regarding disabilities in the Jewish community with the exception of Jewish education.
JVG is seeking projects that:
- Are entrepreneurially driven: The visionary behind the project, including those residing within larger institutions, must possess these qualities.
- Challenge the status quo: Beyond delivering a successful product or service, the project should provide an fresh and innovative approach to advancing inclusion and public awareness of people with disabilities. Think: Paradigm shift.
- Have potential for broader transformative impact: The project should demonstrate potential to revolutionize the way the Jewish community advances inclusion and public awareness of people with disabilities — impacting the field as a whole.
- Meet our eligibility criteria: Applicants interested in applying must meet our Leadership and Venture criteria.
Have more questions?
- Download the presentation slides from our recent webinar
- View the webinar recording to learn more about the opportunity from Executive Director Lisa Lepson
- Watch our past webinars for more information about the program
- Review our FAQs
**Please contact us by Friday, July 6th, if you require arrangements to make the webinar accessible.