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Bend the Arc Named One of America's Most Innovative Jewish Organizations

October 20, 2014

 

Slingshot Guide 2014-2015

"By continuing the legacy of Jewish activism in American history, Bend the Arc leads a national effort to make Jewish social justice engagement a defining characteristic of what it means to be Jewish in America today."
—Slingshot Guide '14-'15

Bend the Arc is deeply honored to be selected for the 10th annual Slingshot Guide — the foremost comprehensive resource into today’s most groundbreaking and significant organizations, projects and programs of the North American Jewish community.

About the Slingshot Guide

The Slingshot Guide, now in its tenth year, was created by a team of young funders as a guidebook to help funders of all ages diversify their giving portfolios to include the most innovative and effective organizations, programs and projects in North America. The Guide contains information about each organization’s origin, mission, strategy, impact and budget, as well as details about its unique character. The Slingshot Guide has proven to be a catalyst for next generation funding and offers a telling snapshot of shifting trends in North America's Jewish community – and how nonprofits are meeting new needs and reaching new audiences. The book, published annually, is available in hard copy and as a free download at www.slingshotfund.org

Bend the Arc's full listing in the Slingshot Guide '14-'15:

"Inspired by the belief that Jewish Americans are compelled to pursue justice and create a more just America for all, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, mobilizes progressive Jews to take action on today’s most pressing domestic issues. By continuing the legacy of Jewish activism in American history, Bend the Arc leads a national effort to make Jewish social justice engagement a defining characteristic of what it means to be Jewish in America today."

"Through online campaigns, educational events, and on-the-ground advocacy, Bend the Arc rallies the Jewish community around causes such as immigration reform, marriage equality, progressive tax reform, and voting rights. Bend the Arc’s efforts have changed federal labor rules to ensure that domestic workers receive pay for all hours worked, and the organization has also helped to pass legislation to create the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights in California. On the local level, Bend the Arc has created chapters in cities like Denver, CO and Raleigh-Durham, NC in order to build communities ready to advocate on statewide issues. Online, Bend the Arc has launched EntryDenied.org, where visitors can take a quiz to see what their own immigrant ancestors would face if they tried to immigrate to the US today. Through its prestigious leadership fellowships, Bend the Arc also networks and trains community organizers and advocates within the Jewish and progressive communities to become highly effective change agents within their communities."

"Bend the Arc provides the leading progressive Jewish voice on a myriad of domestic issues, and its multi-pronged approach, in partnership with other faith-based and community organizations, makes a real difference."