What’s the best way to create jobs?
Startups! … according to a Kauffman Foundation study. That study is now the basis for the Federal Government’s new effort called Startup America Partnership to encourage job growth by scaling startups.
Today at Shaker LaunchHouse, Alex Gold spoke to a packed house about Startup America Partnership, and how LaunchHouse members can benefit from the resources available.
On Wednesday, 24 August 2011, I along with 50 others attended Dave Weinberg‘s Future of Jewish Nonprofit summit (FOJNP) in New York. The event brought together some great minds in the nonprofit Jewish world to talk about how to raise money in these difficult times, proper use of social media (Google+, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn), and how to get your ideas out there. I think it was a resounding success.
So I figured if I’m going to be talking about what I’m doing in Israel, I might as well start with the present (yup, that’s a pun) — and work backwards. I assume I’ll work backwards, I suppose we’ll see tomorrow.
So here’s a crash course in PresenTense — what they do, why I’m volunteering with them, etc.
In short, PresenTense (PT) helps innovative Jews create social start-ups, so they can in-turn change their communities for the better.
I decided that, despite being late to the party, I’m going to join formally join the LUBlogTribe. Over the next 90 days I’m going to attempt to write one post per day. I’m trying to get the rest of the PresenTense community to blog, so I might as well be less of a hypocrite and do some blogging myself.
For the past three months I have been volunteering twice a week with the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at Dkalim School in the Valley of the Springs. I work with the kids on conversational English; if they were speaking in English, I didn’t much care what the topic of conversation was. It was a lot of fun for me, and maybe it’s because I took them out of their regular class, but the kids seemed to enjoy it as much as I did. I even have a few thank you cards to prove it.