Jewish Women International, the world’s leading progressive Jewish women’s organization, is set to bring its award-winning Safe Smart Dating program to additional college campuses, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Jewish Social Change Matching Fund. Safe Smart Dating, an innovative workshop created in partnership with Sigma Delta Tau and Zeta Beta Tau, helps college students define, identify and prevent dating abuse and sexual violence on campus.
Understanding that Jewish organizations have played a role in some of the most significant social change, seven foundations, the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, the Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Naomi & Nehemiah Cohen Foundation, the Dorot Foundation, the Walter & Elise Haas Fund and the Righteous Persons Foundation, in partnership with the Jewish Funders Network, created this matching fund to encourage and support work that addresses the root problem of injustice and help move toward change using a uniquely Jewish perspective.
Safe Smart Dating is the first national program on dating abuse and sexual assault for the Greek community on college campuses. It was piloted last year with SDT and ZBT chapters at the University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University and Purdue University.