From cradle to career in Kiryat Malachi

By BATSHEVA POMERANTZ
October 8, 2017 15:24

The steering committee is the key to the city’s social mobility.




Erez Roimi, director of the Collective Impact in Kiryat Malachi.

Erez Roimi, director of the Collective Impact in Kiryat Malachi.. (photo credit:RASHI FOUNDATION)

Very quietly and away from the spotlight, the small southern town of Kiryat Malachi is undergoing a revolution in the field of informal education. Within a year, the number of participants in youth movement activities increased by 30%, while the range of informal frameworks has expanded as well.

A new initiative encourages a city-based investment strategy as part of the Collective Impact method in tackling specific social problems. Kiryat Malachi is the first town in Israel to benefit from the Collective Impact approach.

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