Our Supporters and Partners
The Azrieli Foundation
The Azrieli Foundation’s sense of full partnership and commitment to the vision inspire its support for the center’s activities and research: “Here at the Azrieli Foundation, the state mission includes strengthening Israeli society by promoting initiatives in the fields of education, health, and medical research, among other aspects… We seek out the ways in which our contribution can foster the greatest change and impact in the field. Over the years, research has shown that real impact in the field of education stems from the teacher’s ability to forge a special relationship with a student. If there is a good connection between the teacher and the student, then the student will have more confidence in his or her ability and thus have a better chance of succeeding… We at the Azrieli Foundation believe in the center’s activities and its approach, which has proven itself… today with the support of the Israeli Ministry of Education, the center can lead a true revolution in the way we educate children, empower them, and model the outlook that every child can succeed.”
Dana Azrieli, Chair of the Azrieli Group and Azrieli Israel Foundation at the Media and Education Conference at IDC Herzliya
Israeli Ministry of Education
The Israeli Ministry of Education has been a partner to the center’s activities for many years: The I Can Succeed (ICS) program for middle schools was developed in cooperation with the learning and attention disabilities branch of the ministry’s psychological services; the nationwide implementation of the program was a joint project; the ICS program for preschools was developed in cooperation with the psychology branch of the ministry’s psychological services; and center staff serves on ministry committees to formulate policy and as consultants on a variety of topics.
National Insurance Institute Funds
The Fund for Demonstration Projects of the National Insurance Institute, together with the Israeli Ministry of Education, has been a partner in creating the ICS program from the very beginning. It started with the three-year pilot program at the Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel and the Tet municipal high school in Tel Aviv. The partnership continued with the three-year plan to implement ICS at 15 schools in Bat Yam, Or Yehuda, Kiryat Yam, Nesher, Daliyat el-Karmil, Or Akiva, and ’Isfiya. The cooperation continues today in widespread implementation at schools throughout the country that serve the many different sectors of Israeli society.
Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel
The learning disabilities and attention disorders clinic in the psychology department was a partner in the initial development of the ICS program for middle schools and in developing interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents with learning and attention disorders (IPT-ALD).