action strategies develop and implement community-based programming to provide
for the needs of various groups in Rahat through ongoing, wide-ranging
activities and increase of awareness particularly among women, teens and
Project “Community Creating Change” is a unique program run by the
Association, developed to act to advance children, women, youth and families at
risk in a wide range of spheres. The program is based on partnership between
municipal networks working within the community, such as Education, Health,
Welfare and more, and between community residents.
central Neighborhood Community Center is the focal point of our programming, as
the umbrella framework providing all local neighborhood services. The Center, as
the local clubhouse, sponsors activities that enable an holistic vision of
parents and children within a “natural life cycle.” Our model is based on the
strengths and powers within the families themselves in developing services for
reinforcement and support of individuals and the community.
Working methodologies at Step Forwards Association Neighborhood Centers
Center will be open for women’s programming during morning hours,
focusing on educational issues and acquisition of varied basic education, such
as empowerment in the areas of women’s health, civil rights, professional
training, and crafts and activities groups.
During the afternoons, the Center becomes an after-school clubhouse
center for children from families experiencing socioeconomic difficulties.
Programming includes creative arts, theatre games, folk-dancing and general
provides for adolescents’ activities such as tutoring, study groups and games.
1- Establish a Neighborhood Community Center in each of two
different neighborhoods to provide services for about 150 women, 200 teens and
2- Recruit volunteers and professionals
3- Creative programming “flexes the time” to take full advantage of
the premises, suiting the various population groups to morning, afternoon and