Jookender Community Initiatives Inc., a nonprofit, announced today that it has graduated from the GlobalGiving Accelerator program, gaining entry into the GlobalGiving marketplace and becoming a recognized partner of GlobalGiving. As part of the Accelerator, Jookender successfully raised $5,772 from 77 unique individual donors to support their project, “Jookender Family Camp September 2021 Boston, MA.”

“We’re thrilled to have Jookender Community Initiatives Inc. as part of our community. Jookender has met our rigorous vetting standards for trust and community support, and we’re committed to providing tools, training and support as they learn, grow and become more effective,” said Alix Guerrier, CEO of GlobalGiving. “GlobalGiving donors value the opportunity to support nonprofits like Jookender, knowing they’ll get regular updates about how their donations are put to work.”

“This project helps to build a vibrant and diverse community of first-generation Russian-speaking Jewish refugee families to the United States and rekindle their Jewish identity, connect teens through generations and overall increase the health and well-being of this highly underserved community, especially during COVID, when many families are left without employment and the ability to provide their children with proper educational and emotional care,” said Sasha Grebenyuk, project leader at Jookender. “Visit our project to learn how even $18 can make a difference. We’re $1,728 away from our overall goal of $7,500.”

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