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Sponsor a TALMA English class in Israel

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For a small donation of just $15, you can cover one day of English class for one child who otherwise would not be able to participate in a meaningful summer learning experience. For just $75, you could cover the cost of an entire week of TALMA for a deserving student. If we reach our goal of $9000, we will be able to launch TALMA classes for 40 children in summer 2022! 

What We Do
TALMA: The English Program for Excellence in English, operates over 150 immersive English summer school classes in underserved communities across Israel. In our program, TALMA students receive more high quality hours of English education in a single summer than most children in Israel's periphery receive in an entire school year. TALMA not only improves students' conversational abilities and raises their confidence, but it also provides valuable professional and leadership development to all of the teachers involved. 

Why We Do It
: Students in Israel are entitled to three hours of weekly English language education during the school year, but there simply aren't enough qualified English teachers to meet that need. In the low-income and peripheral communities where we operate, English is often the first program cut or reduced due to a lack of qualified educators.  Considering the increasing importance of English in higher education and the workplace, students without English learning opportunities are at a serious disadvantage.

Why Support Us: TALMA isn't just any education program, it is a social movement made possible by the dedication of passionate educators who believe so strongly in the importance of educational equity that they volunteer their teacher talents. Our educators - TALMA Fellows - are motivated by TALMA's vision that English, as the lingua franca, is a tool that can enable underserved children to unleash their potential, break poverty cycles, open doors, access opportunities, and enable their voice to be heard on a global stage.

These teachers bring their talents to the inspiring location of Israel, which serves as the ideal backdrop for learning how to lead and create social change within complex systems and environments.  TALMA Fellows teach students from every population within Israel, from Jewish-Israelis to Arab-Israelis, Bedouin, Druze, Muslims, Christians, Hebrew Israelites, Palestinians, and the beautiful spectrum of ALL of Israel's children. 

We are so grateful to the Schusterman Family Philanthropies, The Steinhardt Foundation in Israel, the Government of Israel, and of course YOU for the generous funding support that makes our work possible! We appreciate every dollar, and hope our story shared below will serve to inspire you to donate, share our story, or, if you are a teacher, apply to join us in Israel for 2022.  This is our story...

Who are the TALMA teachers and Why Israel?
TALMA brings professional, English-speaking, educators from around the globe to join our summer and full-year community in Israel. The program turns Israel into a lab for educators of all races, nationalities, and religions to explore how an increasingly diverse and entrepreneurial nation devises innovative solutions to deal with deep-rooted and multi-dimensional social and economic challenges. By living, learning, and teaching together, TALMA Fellows form a network of powerful and influential change-makers who take the lessons they learn in Israel and bring them back to their communities around the world. 

So, what does it take to open one TALMA classroom in Israel?
One inspirational teacher = One joyful classroom = One step closer to the goal of 'one day.'

$9000 enables TALMA to provide 40 students with access to our summer school. With 15 instructional days in our program, this breaks down to just $15 a day for each student to receive a summer school education with TALMA. 

At $15 a day, are you willing to sponsor one day of summer school for a deserving child to join TALMA's summer school English program?

That amount covers the cost of:
• Supplies to provide students with a hands-on curriculum focused on project based learning
• Bringing a highly qualified teacher who is a native English speaker to serve the students in Israel
• Hiring a local educator who receives a stipend to serve as a co-teacher while receiving professional development to encourage carrying the strategies learned during the summer into the regular school year.
• Daily meals for each child to ensure they receive at least one nutritional meal during the day.
• Enrichment programs to supplement traditional classes with specials such as English music, dance, and yoga

Call to Action
For just a small donation of $15, you'll help sponsor a day of TALMA for a child who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in a meaningful summer learning experience... And for $75, you could cover an entire week of TALMA for a deserving student!

If 100% of TALMA's 800+ alumni each donate $15, we'll surpass our goal and be able to cover the cost of opening a classroom for over 40 deserving students!

Consider this...if you share your TALMA story with your friends and family and ask them to chip in for #OneDay of TALMA classes to give a child (picture your favorite TALMA student!) a chance to attend TALMA, we could surpass our goal and make a world of a difference for an entire community of children.

- $15+ = one day of summer school for one child
Receive a personalized thank you note from a TALMA alumni teacher.

- $75+ 
= one week of summer school for one child
Receive a personalized thank you note and photo from the TALMA student you sponsor.

- $225+
 = one summer of summer school for one child
Receive an e-book with photos and work samples from the students whose summer you sponsored.

We thank you in advance for your generosity and your willingness to help us get a little bit closer to 'one day' for each child. We are grateful for your support that enables us to carry forward our mission. Todah!



  • Jacqueline Ostrower
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Roger Katz
    • $25 
    • 8 mos
  • Anna Black Brownawell
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $54 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs


TALMA Alumni
Huntersville, NC

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