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The Ethiopian National Project (ENP) is a unique endeavor that unites organizations assisting the Ethiopian-Israeli community, in true cooperation and partnership with the Ethiopian community in Israel itself.

ENP is a partnership between the United Jewish Communities (UJC), the Government of Israel, representatives of Ethiopian Jewish Community Organizations, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Israel (JDC-Israel) and Keren Hayesod-UIA.

After an extensive review of the needs and programs available for the Ethiopian community and a broad process of consultation, ENP decided to focus its efforts on youth ages 13 – 18.

In 2004, ENP launched a major multi-year effort in order to achieve a quality of opportunity for Ethiopian youth. ENP’s programs includes after school scholastic assistance, neighborhood outreach centers for youth at risk and workshops designed to empower parents and community lay leadership. Today, ENP’s initiative is operating in 26 cities.