AVI CHAI supported the improvement of instruction at schools servicing immigrant students in New York City. After funding direct grants to a few elementary and high schools, our current funding supports the continued participation of three schools in the Gruss Life Monument Foundation’s computer-assisted learning program, focusing on raising the students’ general studies abilities and test scores, primarily in reading, writing and math. Rabbi Yoel Kramer led the Teacher Fellowship Program, a teacher in-service training program, as a means of improving pedagogy in both Judaic and secular classrooms. Six cohorts of teachers completed this program, which ended in spring 2009.
AVI CHAI concluded its general grant making on December 31, 2019.