The Ethiopian National Project (ENP) provides educational and social opportunities to help Ethiopian-Israeli teens realize their full potential.

Operating in 22 communities across Israel, ENP works in true partnership with the Ethiopian-Israeli community, involving them at local and national levels at every stage of the creation, implementation and evaluation of ENP's programs.

ENP is a partnership between the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), the Government of Israel, representatives of Ethiopian Jewish Community Organizations, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Israel (JDC-Israel) and Keren Hayesod-UIA.

ENP's  programs take a “bigger picture" view of the cultural, social and emotional challenges faced by Ethiopian-Israeli teens that hinder their advancement. In 2010-2011, two key initiatives are at the heart of ENP’s work:

  • Scholastic Assistance (3,724 students): A holistic program providing supplementary hours of educational support to improve students’ achievements in core subjects, increase their motivation to learn and improve their self-confidence
  • Youth Outreach Centers (16 centers): Both at-risk and normative Ethiopian-Israeli teens have a second home at the centers, which offer a range of enriching, extra-curricular activities, one-to-one emotional support and leadership opportunities.

These initiatives are complimented by additional programs that take a holistic look at the needs of the community, including parents workshops and empowerment programs, drug and alcohol abuse prevention workshops, domestic violence prevention and more.

100% of the proceeds from Solomon's Mosaic will support ENP's Scholastic Assistance and Youth Outreach Center programs.