The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.
"Tutoring is the best thing I do."
Atlanta Jewish Coalition for Literacy (AJCL)
Locally, the Atlanta Jewish Coalition for Literacy (AJCL) is our signature program. Over 120 volunteer tutors donate their time in eight metro Atlanta Title 1 schools. Most of our tutors work with multiple students, so in total we help over 300 kids. Please consider volunteering as new tutors are always needed.
For the second year in a row we supplied over 100 backpacks filled with all required school supplies to the neediest children at Hightower Elementary, one of our Title 1 schools. In addition we collected items for a school supply closet that Hightower teachers can access for students during the year. We plan to continue this program for years to come.
Mother’s Day Jewelry Store Project
For our annual Mother’s Day Jewelry Store project in 2016, we collected over 6000 pieces of donated costume jewelry, which enabled us to provide free Mother’s Day gifts for the mothers or caregivers of nearly 5000 children (K-5) in four Metro Atlanta Title 1 schools. This was a massive and rewarding volunteer effort!
Some of the most important work that NCJW does is out of our Washington, DC office. Advocacy programs include:
BenchMark (NCJW’s Judicial Nominations Campaign)
Promote the Vote Initiative
Protect the Vote Initiative
Voices for Reproductive Choices
Without participation and membership support, NCJW Atlanta could not fulfill its commitment to helping the women and children throughout our community. Your membership contribution means that NCJW Atlanta can continue to be an active and vital part of the community.