ACT: Agents of Change Training Application Page

Jewish Women's Fund of Atlanta's Agents of Change Training (ACT) program brings together a cohesive cohort of women to explore ways to catalyze deep, meaningful social change within their community and uncover how their own life experiences have shaped and defined their evolving core values.

Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta (JWFA) promotes social change and expands positive opportunities for Jewish women and girls. JWFA’s Agents of Change Training program, ACT, now in its fourth year, brings together a cohesive cohort of women to explore ways to catalyze deep, meaningful social change within their community and uncover how their own life experiences have shaped and defined their evolving core values. Throughout this year-long journey of personal development and empowerment, participants will gain further insight into their existing skills and passions and learn how they can harness their energy to make a lasting difference, challenge themselves to be vulnerable and thoughtful, and grow and stretch toward their full potential. Building on the themes uncovered in JWFA’s 2020 Community Study, the program’s unique curriculum is designed to help Jewish women seeking to live their lives on a more authentic and meaningful level, personally, professionally, and communally.

Monthly ACT sessions are conducted in person but will be moved online if deemed necessary. ACT participants may also be invited to various JWFA programs, meetings, and social gatherings throughout the year and will be invited to join an ongoing alumnae association following completion of the program.

Before you apply, please confirm that the sessions work within your schedule. We ask that participants do not miss more than one session throughout the year. A mandatory orientation program and dinner will take place during the evening of September 14th. Aside from the orientation, all meetings take place from 12:00pm – 2:00 pm and will include lunch. The following 2022-2023 dates are scheduled: October 19, November 16, December 14, January 11, February 15, March 22, April 19, May 10. 

ACT is open to all self-identifying women in the metro Atlanta Jewish community, ages 25+ who support JWFA’s mission to empower women and girls through social change and wish to develop skills to impact their community, share expertise and inspiration, and be part of a network of like-minded women. No previous involvement or leadership experience is necessary.

To apply, please confirm that the sessions work within your schedule and then complete the application below. Please note that space is limited and submission of an application is not a guarantee of participation. Finalists will be asked to schedule an interview later this summer, and the cohort will be confirmed no later than Monday, August 29, 2022. Confirmed participants will be required to sign a Code of Conduct, and there is a participation fee of $360. Scholarships may be made available on an as-needed basis.

If you have any questions or want to inquire about a scholarship, please contact dberesin@jwfatlanta.org.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2022-2023. STAY TUNED IN THE SPRING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2023-2024 APPLICATION.