Training for Social Leadership
As Israel's largest university, TAU harnesses its resources and know-how to benefit the greater community, while providing students with a socially responsible mindset and hands-on community experience. Through its pioneering “TAU Impact” initiative, which has academized social involvement, the University seeks to dramatically expand its contribution to society by integrating community engagement programs into the required curriculum.
$100,000 for 10 workshops per year TAU Impact (Mitchabrim Plus): Students attend lectures and then conduct field work in the community in spheres that interest them, in collaboration with local NGOs and government agencies. Over 10,000 Israeli children, youth, adults and senior citizens benefit from the program every year.
$90,000 – $200,000 each per year Legal Clinics: Seven law clinics provide free, high-quality legal representation to Israel’s most vulnerable groups, ranging from Holocaust survivors to asylum seekers, while instilling a social conscience among participating law students.
$100,000 per year Community Theater Fund: This program trains students to use theatrical tools to work with vulnerable groups ranging from at-risk youth to convicts. The productions empower participants to express themselves through theatrical works that they write and perform themselves.