I know traditionally we've presented these kinds of opportunities on Fridays. But better late than unfunded, right? In this week's edition, apply for a Jewish Service Corps fellowship, or learn more about a new Green Loan available for L.A. residents.
Check them out.
JSC fellows are catalysts for change, creating innovative programs that respond to Jewish and humanitarian needs around the world. JDC offers placements in Israel, the overseas Diaspora Jewish communities, and countries where JDC has non-sectarian projects. Locations range from India to Ethiopia, Turkey, Ukraine, Slovakia, Germany, Israel, Rwanda, and more.
Placements run for one full year, with most beginning in September 2010. Apply now: www.jdc.org/jewishservicecorps. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: April 15, 2010Jewish Free Loan Association Green Loan Fund
The Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) is proud to announce the launch of an exciting new program – The Green Loan Fund. The fund will make available interest-free loans for environmental upgrades to residences and small businesses in Los Angeles. Upgrades include compact fluorescent light bulbs, shower and sink aerators, energy star appliances, double pane energy efficient windows, environmentally wise building materials, drip irrigation systems, additional insulation, ceiling fans and other improvements that capitalize on helping to preserve the earth.
JFLA recently launched the fund at an exclusive event held at a private home in Brentwood. Featured speakers included Ed Begley, Jr., actor and environmentalist and a key player in developing the fund guidelines, and David Nahai, Senior Advisor to the Clinton Climate Initiative. “The JFLA is taking an important step toward encouraging green living and protecting our environment,” said Ed Begley, Jr. The event helped raise seed money for the fund so that JFLA can begin offering loans to Los Angeles County residents. JFLA hopes to raise an additional $3 million over the next year to augment the fund. Loans of up to $5,000 will be made available to qualifying borrowers who have participated in a home energy audit.
A home energy audit is the first step to assess how much energy homes and small businesses consume, and to evaluate what measures can be taken to make a home or small business more energy efficient. JFLA has partnered with L.A. Trade Tech to administer the audits free of charge. “We are thrilled to offer this new program at a time when many people are looking for efficient ways to save energy and reduce their monthly expenses,” said Mark Meltzer, CEO of Jewish Free Loan Association. For more information on qualifications and procedures, visit the JFLA web site at www.jfla.org or call (323)761-8830.