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Moving from Strength to Strength
April 7, 2021

Moving from Strength to Strength

By Kelly Cohen in
I wanted to take a moment to write with some bittersweet news. For the past four years, it has been my greatest honor and privilege to serve as the Director of JumpSpark. I have come to know...
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Spark Note: Helping Jewish Youth Find Joy and Connection in Challenging Times
May 12, 2020

Spark Note: Helping Jewish Youth Find Joy and Connection in Challenging Times

By Kelly Cohen in Navigating Parenthood
In 2019-20, Moving Traditions has been thrilled to partner with JumpSpark to bring our innovative programs to the Atlanta Jewish community to build the wellbeing and Jewish identity of youth. Now, our lives have been...
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JumpSpark is Passing the Mic
July 1, 2020

JumpSpark is Passing the Mic

By Kelly Cohen in Teen Voice
While JumpSpark was virtually road tripping around the country exploring colleges and universities, the world changed. Important conversations have started about the need for cis-gender, straight, white Americans to educate themselves about the systemic racism...
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Spark Note: CCC Activates Teens to Give Back
April 7, 2020

Spark Note: CCC Activates Teens to Give Back

By Kelly Cohen in Teen Voice
Over the last few weeks, the teens and adults at Creating Connected Communities have been busy helping the community. Even while stuck at home people have been cleaning out closets and reaching out with donations....
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#StayingStrong – Next steps for SparkGrants
May 15, 2020

#StayingStrong – Next steps for SparkGrants

By Kelly Cohen in Teen Voice
It is amazing how quickly the world can change. I want to thank everyone in the JumpSpark community for your patience as we reassessed our SparkGrants for FY20. Through conversation with many community partners and...
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Spark Note: Learn About Our New 2020 Grants!
January 29, 2020

Spark Note: Learn About Our New 2020 Grants!

By Kelly Cohen in Spark Grants
Let us help you build the future for Jewish Atlanta you want to see. Since 2019, JumpSpark has strategically invested over $300,000 in the Atlanta Jewish teen community through Spark Grants, launching nine new teen...
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