JPAC is excited to announce a generous grant from Koret Foundation for the Koret Student Fellows Program, which provide a full scholarship for college students to Sacramento for JPAC Advocacy Day. In 2018, funding from Koret Foundation allowed JPAC to bring 10 students from acorss California’s universities, including CSU Northridge , UCLA, UC Davis, UC San Diego, and San Francisco State University. In 2019, funding from Koret Foundation will help us grow and expand the Koret Student Fellows program to develop future Jewish leaders.
Past Koret Student Fellows have had this to say about their experience:
” My experience as a student lobbyist at JPAC was extremely fulfilling. Being able to take one of the core tenants of Judaism – tikkun olam – and apply it to real life resonated with me not only politically, but culturally. I now know that I want to pursue politics in my future for the betterment of my society, so that I am able to enact change on a statewide, and perhaps national level.”
“As I go into the future I hope to continue working with political organizations fighting for the change we so desperately need in California, the United States and around the world. I look forward to becoming more active in the political Jewish communities around Los Angeles, where the connections I have made with the Jewish Federation, Hillel and others through this program will be invaluable.”
“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have attended JPAC Advocacy Day. I loved the ability to connect with a range of Jewish leaders from across the state, from members of the legislature to professionals from all walks of life to the other student fellows. There are very few settings that offer a twenty-year old college student like myself unmediated access to such influential individuals, and even fewer that encourage genuine engagement on both sides.”